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 patientâ€™s 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: