Drug InteractionsFebuxostat can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Febuxostat).
What If I Take an Overdose?It is unknown what exactly to expect from an overdose. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
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How Should It Be Stored?Febuxostat tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat, in an upright position. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you do not take your febuxostat as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of febuxostat.
How Does It Work?Febuxostat works by lowering uric acid levels. This helps to treat gout, as gout is caused when the levels of uric acid become so high that uric acid crystals form inside the joint. The medication lowers uric acid levels by inhibiting xanthine oxidase, an enzyme responsible for producing uric acid in the body. By inhibiting xanthine oxidase, febuxostat slows down the rate at which the body produces uric acid.
Febuxostat works well for preventing gout attacks, but it is not very effective for treating a gout attack that is already occurring. In fact, sometimes it temporarily seems to make gout worse at first. For these reasons, febuxostat is usually taken along with other gout medications, at least temporarily.