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Febuxostat Effects

Studies have consistently shown that febuxostat lowers uric acid levels in the blood more effectively than allopurinol (Zyloprim®), a similar medication that has been used to treat gout for decades. For instance, one study looked at the percentage of people who were able to lower their uric acid levels to 6 mg/dL or lower. As many as 74 percent of people taking febuxostat 80 mg achieved this goal, compared to just 36 percent of people who were taking allopurinol.

When and How to Take Febuxostat

Some general considerations include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • It does not matter if you take febuxostat with food or on an empty stomach. If the medication seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with a little food.
  • Make sure to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Generic Availability

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Uloric).

Who Makes This Medication?

Febuxostat is made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Strengths of Febuxostat

Febuxostat tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Febuxostat 40 mg
  • Febuxostat 80 mg.
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