What is Zurig (Febuxostat) used for?
Zurig (Febuxostat) is prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from gout. The medication reduces the production of uric acid in the body to prevent gout attacks or the formation of kidney stones. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zurig (Febuxostat)?
Zurig (Febuxostat) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular regimen will be determined by your physician after observing your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Zurig (Febuxostat)?
Zurig (Febuxostat) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are sudden severe headaches, chest pain, nausea, sweating, confusion, vision problems, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Tell your physician about any symptoms that become severe or worrying to you to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Zurig (Febuxostat) should not be used if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or taking the medications mercaptopurine or azathioprine. You should also disclose if you have an overactive thyroid, reduced liver function, reduced kidney function, if you have had a bad reaction to allopurinol, or if you are taking the medication theophylline. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring reduced dosages or other adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zurig (Febuxostat). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.