Febuxostat is used to prevent gout attacks or flares. It is used when other medicines like allopurinol cannot be taken or haven’t worked well. Febuxostat is not a treatment for a gout flare – it does not relieve short-term pain and swelling, but you must keep taking febuxostat if you get an attack and are already taking it (see special instructions below). Febuxostat is available as tablets (80 mg or 120 mg).
Credits: RheumInfo(external link), 2019
Note: this video is from Canada so may have information that differs from New Zealand recommendations. In New Zealand febuxostat is also called Adenuric. Read more about febuxostat.