|| Zurig 80
|| Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
What is Zurig 80?
Zurig 80 works by decreasing the amount of uric acid that is produced by the body and prevents uric acid build up. The active ingredient febuxostat is classified as a xanthine oxidase inhibitors type of medication. By preventing uric acid build up, it will prevent gout attacks causing pain, swelling, redness and inflammation in one or more joints. The medication is used as a long term treatment to prevent gout attacks but cannot be used to treat them once they occur.
How is Zurig 80 used?
Zurig 80 should be taken orally as directed by a doctor, usually once per day. To reduce the risk of side effects, the tablets should be taken with or immediately after a meal along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their reaction to the medication. Other medications may be prescribed along with this treatment for the first few months as the risk of gout attacks increases when the excess uric acid is being removed from the body.
Patients using Zurig 80 may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Gout attack
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vision problems
- Weakness in one side of the body
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Zurig 80 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.