What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Febuxostat?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Ever had a heart attack or stroke
- Heart disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Uloric and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Uloric and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Febuxostat to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing InformationThe dose of febuxostat that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to febuxostat
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Febuxostat Dosage for more information.)