Febuxostat is a medication used to treat hyperuricemia (elevated uric acid levels) in patients with gout. It works by inhibiting the action of xanthine oxidase, an enzyme involved in the production of uric acid in the body.
By reducing the production of uric acid, Febuxostat can help to prevent gout attacks and reduce the risk of complications associated with gout, such as joint damage.
Febuxostat is available in tablet form and is typically taken once a day with or without food. The recommended dosage may vary depending on the severity of the patient's condition and other factors, such as their kidney function.
Like all medications, Febuxostat may cause side effects in some people. Some common side effects of Febuxostat include nausea, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness. In rare cases, Febuxostat may cause more serious side effects, such as liver problems or an allergic reaction. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking Febuxostat, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.