Febuxostat is a medicinal drug available in conventional tablet form. It is a non-purine inhibitor of xanthine oxidase with uric acid lowering activity. It inhibits the activity of xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that converts oxypurines, hypoxanthine, and xanthine, into uric acid. After inhibiting xanthine oxidase, the production of uric acid gets reduced and serum uric acid levels are lowered. It prevents acute renal failure caused by the excessive release of uric acid that occurs upon massive tumor cells caused due to malignancies.
Class of Drugs – Xanthine Oxidase Blocker
Molecular Formula – C16H16N2O3S
Molecular Weight - 316.4 g/mol
Working: This mentioned medicine Febuxostat is used to lower the uric acid levels by blocking xanthine oxidase. It is an enzyme that helps the body produce uric acid from the substance xanthine. High levels of uric acid in the blood can cause gout.
Uses: Given the xanthine oxidase blocker is an effective solution to lower uric acid levels in people with gout. This active component works by reducing the amount of uric acid produced by the body. An increased level of uric acid can cause gout. The risk of very serious heart problems and stroke with this medicine, it should be used only after treatment with other medication such as allopurinol did not work. Febuxostat should be used only if symptoms caused by a high blood uric acid level.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient is used in following popular brand medicine.
- Uloric: 40 mg and 80 mg
- Benuryl: 40 mg and 80 mg
- Zyloprim: 40 mg and 80 mg
- Anturane:40 mg and 80 mg
This medicine should be avoided in pregnant or breastfeeding women, it may harm an unborn baby or nursing infant.