FAQs ABOUT FEBULIFE 40 TABLET
What is FEBULIFE 40 TABLET used for?
FEBULIFE 40 TABLET is used in adults to treat gout (form of arthritis that occur when too much uric acid crystallises and deposits in the joints) and used to prevent high blood levels of uric acid in blood cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
What are the side effects of FEBULIFE 40 TABLET?
FEBULIFE 40 TABLET can commonly cause side effects such as abnormal liver function test results, diarrhea, headache, skin rash, nausea, exaggerated gout symptoms and oedema. If you feel any of these getting worse, please consult your doctor immediately.
Does FEBULIFE 40 TABLET reduce uric acid levels?
Yes, FEBULIFE 40 TABLET works by blocking the action of an enzyme called xanthine oxidase, which is involved in the process of converting hypoxanthine into uric acid (purine metabolism pathway). This type of action reduces high uric acid levels in gout and blood cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
What happens if I stop taking FEBULIFE 40 TABLET?
Once you are prescribed FEBULIFE 40 TABLET it is very important that you do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor or unless side effects develop. If FEBULIFE 40 TABLET treatment is stopped, there is a high risk that your gout may worsen. You should continue to take it even if you do not have symptoms.
Is FEBULIFE 40 TABLET good for kidney?
No, FEBULIFE 40 TABLET might affect the function of the kidney, resulting in kidney stones, changes in the amount of urine, abnormally frequent urination, and an increased level of proteins in the urine). If you experience any of these symptoms while taking FEBULIFE 40 TABLET, please consult your doctor immediately.