Foxstat 80 Tablet

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    Foxstat 80 Tablet Information

    Foxstat 80 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Gout. Foxstat 80 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Foxstat 80 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Foxstat 80 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Foxstat 80 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    In addition, Foxstat 80 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Foxstat 80 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    The section on Foxstat 80 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug interactions for Foxstat 80 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Foxstat 80 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Foxstat 80 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Foxstat 80 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Foxstat 80 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Gout
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Gout
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Foxstat 80 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Foxstat 80 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Foxstat should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Foxstat 80 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Foxstat. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Foxstat 80 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Foxstat may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Foxstat 80 Tablet on the Liver?


      Foxstat has very mild side effects on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Foxstat 80 Tablet on the Heart?


      You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Foxstat. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

      Moderate


    Foxstat 80 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Foxstat 80 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Foxstat 80 Tablet

    • Is this Foxstat 80 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Foxstat 80 Tablet is not addictive in nature.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Foxstat 80 Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Foxstat 80 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Foxstat 80 Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Foxstat 80 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Foxstat 80 Tablet


      Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Foxstat 80 Tablet and food will interact.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Foxstat 80 Tablet


      Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Foxstat 80 Tablet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Foxstat 80 Tablet

    Question over 5 years ago

    How does Foxstat work?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Foxstat contains febuxostat that belongs to the class of drugs known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the xanthine oxidase enzyme which is responsible for uric acid production in our body that results in disruption in the biosynthesis of uric acid which helps in decreasing its abnormally high levels. The decreased levels of uric acid prevent the formation of uric acid crystals and calcium oxalate crystals. 

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Foxstat raise blood sugar levels?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Foxstat can raise or elevate blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It is an uncommon side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of the high blood sugar level is unknown. If you notice high blood sugar levels after taking this drug, then discuss it with your doctor who might change the dosage of your current medications.

    Question about 4 years ago

    Can I take Foxstat with colchicine?

    Yes, Foxstat can be taken with colchicine. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Foxstat along with colchicine if taken as recommended.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Foxstat cause joint pain?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Yes, Foxstat may cause joint pain (arthralgia). It is a known side effect of this drug. However, if you experience intense joint pain after taking this drug then you are advised to take some rest even after that it persists or becomes severe then discuss with your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Is Foxstat a pain-killer?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

    No, Foxstat is not a pain-killer. It contains allopurinol which is an antigout agent that belongs to the class of drugs known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It is mainly used in the treatment of gout, hyperuricemia, and Chemotherapy-induced hyperuricemia.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 217

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 548-549

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