About Fabulas: Fabulus (Febuxostat) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that is prescribed for patients to treat gout conditions through causing a reduction of serum uric acid levels. Gout is normally caused by a condition known as hyperuricemia which is as a result of very high levels of uric acid levels in the blood. The excess uric acid may lead to the formation of crystals which in due time develops to an extreme pain which is accompanied by stiffness and swelling. The medicine is used to prevent the occurrence of gout but not to treat flare-ups. Its procedure of action is through blocking activities of xanthine oxidase (this is the enzyme responsible for the production of uric acid), the decrease in uric acid levels reduces the chances of occurrence of gout.
How to use Fabulas
The tablets should be taken orally. They can be taken together with food or not; depending on your preference or the doctor’s instructions. Whichever way you take the tablets, remember to take plenty of water. Do not dissolve the tablets, chew or split them. This will speed up their absorption in the body and may render them ineffective as desired. Use this medicine only if it has been prescribed to you by your doctor.
Fabulous (Febuxostat) comes in tablets with different strength values. There is the 40mg, 80mg and 120mg and these tablets are to be orally administered. A typical dosage for an adult with mild conditions will be a starting dosage of 40mg to be taken once each day. Depending on how you respond to treatment, the dosage may be increased to 80mg. It is also possible for the dosage to be maintained by your physician. This may happen in both cases; whether the symptoms improve or not. There is also a chance that you may experience a gout attack after starting on the medicine. This may prompt the physician to prescribe other pain relieving medicine for you.
Fabulas Side Effects
During your treatment, you may notice side effects occurring, ensure that you notify your physician as soon as you notice any of these side effects; nausea and in some cases vomiting, stiffening of joints, diarrhea, sore joints, and vertigo. It is possible to experience other reactions severe than these. They may include; perspiration, abnormal fainting, experienced difficulty in balancing, numbness and speech problems. There may exist other side effects not listed here, talk to your physician for full details of side effects and how to handle them.
Fabulous (Febuxostat) can only be used to treat gout symptoms, and this does not include flare-ups or acute gut. For these two conditions, you may be prescribed other medicine. Before starting on this medicine, you will undergo blood tests which are meant to ascertain that your liver is in good working condition. If you have known liver or kidney conditions, talk to your doctor about the risks of taking the medicine. Persons with allergic conditions to this medicine should also inform their physicians. During your treatment, you are discouraged to operate heavy machinery, drive or perform any other activity that will require high levels of concentration. This is because the medicine causes dizziness or drowsiness which may make these activities extremely hazardous.