What is Febuxostat?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Uloric Febutaz


Febuxostat is used for the chronic treatment of gout. It works by preventing the formation of uric acid, the substance that leads to the pain and discomfort associated with gout.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Doctor recommendation 1 2
Gout 1 1
Hyperuricemia 1 1
Joint pain 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Febuxostat

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently taking Febuxostat

Dosage Patients Percentage
80 mg daily 1


Currently taking Febuxostat

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Febuxostat after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Allopurinol (Zyloprim) 3
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1

Patients stopped taking Febuxostat and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Allopurinol (Zyloprim) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Febuxostat.