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What should I know about taking febuxostat before taking it?

You shouldn't take febuxostat if you're also taking mercaptopurine or azathioprine. Use caution if taken with theophylline. If you have kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or liver disease, your doctor may need to monitor you with certain tests while you are taking febuxostat. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should talk with your doctor before taking the drug.

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