Adenuric is the brand name for the drug febuxostat, which helps to lower the uric acid levels of people who suffer from gout. Although some people think that it is possible to live with gout, allowing the issue to continue unchecked can be very dangerous. Consistently high acid levels in the body can lead to serious medical issues. Adenuric tablets work by lowering the uric acid levels in the blood, which helps to ensure that fewer urate crystals form around the joints. When taken regularly, Adenuric can reduce the pain, discomfort, and issues with movement that are caused by gout. However, because there is an increased risk of heart problems for people when taking Adenuric, it is important that you do not take this medication without first getting the approval of your doctor. Adenuric is a substance used for the treatment of gout, to reduce the production of uric acid in the body. This substance contains the active ingredient febuxostat, which can keep uric acid levels from getting overly high in people who suffer from gout.
What is Adenuric?
Adenuric is the brand name for the drug febuxostat, which helps to lower uric acid levels for people with gout. Although some people think that it is possible to live with gout, allowing the issue to continue unchecked can be very dangerous. Consistently high acid levels in the body can lead to serious medical issues. Adenuric works by lowering the uric acid levels in the blood, which helps to ensure that fewer urate crystals form around the joints. When taken regularly, Adenuric can reduce the pain, discomfort, and issues with movement that are caused by gout. However, because the risk of heart problems in people taking Adenuric/febuxostat tablets is higher than it is with most people, it is important that you do not take this medication without the approval of your doctor.
When is Adenuric used?
Adenuric will only be used as a treatment for high uric acid levels and gout if other medications have failed to address your symptoms. Usually, doctors will recommend using drugs that contain febuxostat if the medication known as allopurinol has not been successful in addressing your ailment, or if allopurinol has caused significant side effects.
Adenuric is rarely the go-to medication to treat gout for most people because it is associated with a higher risk of heart problems and strokes. Febuxostat should only be used if your doctor has gone through a full medical assessment with you to ensure that you are safe to take it. Adenuric eliminates the inflammation in your joints caused by an excessive amount of uric acid. The affected joints become red and uncomfortable over time due to exposure to crystals that build up around the joints, making it difficult to move. Uric acid is a natural substance that normally dissolves by itself in the blood, but it is possible to develop higher-than-usual levels of it. Febuxostat, the active ingredient in Adenuric, belongs to a group of medications know as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. These drugs block the xanthine oxidase that helps your body to create uric acid.
How do you use Adenuric?
Your doctor will provide guidance on how you can use Adenuric safely when prescribing this medication to you. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure that you discuss them with your doctor in advance before you begin using this drug. You can also read through the patient leaflet provided with the medication for additional information.
Adenuric is available in tablet form, and you will need to take it by mouth each day, on a regular basis so that you can get the most benefit from it. You can take Adenuric with or without food, although some people find that taking their medication with food helps to reduce their risk of gastrointestinal side effects. The dosage that you will need to take will depend on your medical condition and how you have responded to other forms of treatment. It is best to take Adenuric at the same time each day to ensure that you don’t miss a dose. If you do miss a dose, you can take it straight away, as long as it is not too close to the time when you are due to take your next pill. Do not take a double dose of Adenuric to make up for a missed tablet.
You may have additional attacks of gout for several months after you begin taking Adenuric. This can happen when your body begins to work more aggressively on removing uric acid from your system. Importantly, Adenuric will not remove the pain that you feel during periods of gout, so your doctor may prescribe another painkiller for you to take alongside Adenuric.
What dosages are available?
Your doctor will decide on the dosage of Adenuric that is best for you based on a careful evaluation of your medical history and condition. These tablets are usually available in a strength of 80 mg or 120 mg depending on how severe your symptoms are. Your doctor will usually choose to start you on the smaller dose to reduce your risk of side effects, before increasing you to a higher dosage if necessary.
The most common dose for Adenuric is one tablet taken once per day in the prescribed strength. You will not be prescribed Adenuric if you are under the age of 18 and this medication shouldn’t be given to children. If you’re concerned that you might have taken too much Adenuric, then you will need to contact a medical professional immediately.
What are the side effects of Adenuric?
Many medications, including Adenuric can come with side effects. It is important to remember that your doctor will have given you this medication because they believed it was right for you, regardless of the potential side effects. Most of the common issues associated with Adenuric will get better on their own over time as your body gets used to the medication.
Nausea is very common with Adenuric, and if it gets worse over time, you should tell your doctor to see whether it might be a good idea to switch to another medication. You may also experience other gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhoea. Gout complaints can worsen for a short time when you begin using Adenuric, and you may get skin rashes, dizziness and headaches. Tell your doctor if you have problems with sleepiness or an inability to sleep normally.
In rare conditions, Adenuric can sometimes cause liver disease and an increase in liver enzymes. Most doctors will order blood tests regularly to make sure that your liver is safe. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any painful or bloody urination, as well as stomach pain, problems with nausea that does not stop, or yellowing skin or eyes.
Although it is rare to have a very serious allergic reaction to this medication, it is possible. You should seek medical attention immediately if you notice any sign that you may be having an allergic reaction. These signs may include swollen lymph nodes, swelling or itching around the face and throat and dizziness or trouble breathing.
When shouldn't you use Adenuric?
Adenuric will not be a suitable treatment for everyone. Before you begin taking this Adenuric/febuxostat tablets, you will need to discuss your medical history with your doctor, including any allergies that you might have to the active ingredients in Adenuric. This substance can increase your risk of serious heart problems, including heart failure and stroke. With that in mind, if you’ve had any history of heart issues, including heart attacks, strokes or chest pain, you should tell your doctor.
You may also need to be careful taking Adenuric if you have a history of heart conditions in your family.
Speak to your doctor about safer options for reducing the symptoms of gout if you have a history of heart disease, kidney disease, or liver disease. During pregnancy, it is important to only use this medication when it is absolutely necessary. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, it may be a good idea to speak to your doctor about other gout treatments you can consider instead. It is not known whether Adenuric can pass into breast milk. Speak to your doctor about your options for breastfeeding when taking Adenuric. Adenuric is not suitable for anyone who is hypersensitive to the ingredients in this medication. You will also need to check your liver functioning regularly when taking Adenuric.
Does Adenuric interact with any other medications?
Many medications, including Adenuric, can react poorly when used alongside other treatments. Tell your doctor about any drugs that you are taking, including over-the-counter remedies, recreational drugs, herbal supplements and any other tablets. You should not take Adenuric with any medication that has not been approved by your doctor beforehand.
Do not take Adenuric with other forms of febuxostat, as this can lead to increased risk of overdose. You should not take Adenuric with mercaptopurine for leukaemia, or Azathioprine for kidney transplants and rheumatoid arthritis. Adenuric can change the way that theophylline reacts in your body. Theophylline is a respiratory disease drug that cannot break down correctly in the presence of Adenuric.
Where can you buy Adenuric?
Adenuric 80 mg or 120 mg is available to buy from a registered pharmacy online or in person, provided that you have had a consultation with a medical professional and received a prescription for your treatment. You can order this medication yourself or have us deliver it for you to a registered EU pharmacy in your local area. We can also arrange for a consultation with a registered doctor for you.
Can you get Adenuric without a prescription?
It is dangerous to take Adenuric without a prescription, as this medication can interact negatively with other treatments and may cause negative side effects for certain people. It is particularly dangerous to use Adenuric if you have a history of heart conditions.
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