Can febuxostat affect other medicines and treatments?
You'll probably need a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), colchicine or steroids to deal with attacks of gout – especially in the early stages of febuxostat treatment. However, some drugs may interact with febuxostat, so you should discuss any new medication with your doctor before starting it, and you should always tell anyone else treating you that you're taking febuxostat.
The following drugs interact with febuxostat and generally should not be used alongside febuxostat:
- the immunosuppressant drugs azathioprine (used to treat immune diseases) and mercaptopurine (used to treat cancer and immune diseases)
- theophylline (used to treat asthma).
Can I have vaccinations while I'm on febuxostat?
You can have vaccinations while on febuxostat.