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Can febuxostat affect fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding?

It's rare for women to get gout before the menopause, but febuxostat is unlikely to affect fertility in either men or women.

However, we don't yet know what effect febuxostat might have on an unborn baby, so you shouldn't take it if you're pregnant. If you're planning a family or become pregnant while taking febuxostat you should discuss this with your doctor.

We don't know if febuxostat is passed into the breast milk. Therefore you shouldn't breastfeed if you're taking febuxostat.

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