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generally dose of febuxostat 40 mg is sufficient. what you need to understand is that the time when you get pain is not the right time to increase or decrease dose, because it causes fluctuation in levels of uric acid in blood, and that can increase inflammation.
At that time you should either take an nsaid like voveran or colchicine. Febuxosat is to mantain blood levels of uric acid less than 6, so that repeat episodes of inflammation donot occur.
the medicine can be reduced or stopped according to levels of uric acid in blood, which should be checked in a pain free period and should be less than 6.
the drug does not have any major side effects, it some times needs to be continued for years.