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Probenecid

Probenecid

Descriptions

Probenecid is used in the treatment of chronic gout or gouty arthritis. These conditions are caused by too much uric acid in the blood. The medicine works by removing the extra uric acid from the body. Probenecid does not cure gout, but after you have been taking it for a few months it will help prevent gout attacks. This medicine will help prevent gout attacks only as long as you continue to take it.

Probenecid is also used to prevent or treat other medical problems that may occur if too much uric acid is present in the body.Probenecid is sometimes used with certain kinds of antibiotics to make them more effective in the treatment of infections.Probenecid is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Uses

This is used to prevent gouty. It will not treat a sudden/severe attack of may make it worse. It lowers high levels of uric acid in your body by helping the to get rid of uric acid. When uric acid levels get too high, crystals can form in the joints, causing.

Probenecid may be prescribed in combination with certain (such as penicillins). It increases the levels of antibiotic,which helps the antibiotic work better.Probenecid should not be used in children younger than 2 years.

Side Effects

loss of appetite, sore gums may occur as your body adjusts to the medicine. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:  difficult change in amount/color of urine.Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection severe , pale stools, unusual tiredness, dark urine.

Precautions

Before tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: low counts (e.g., bone marrow depression), certain type of (uric acid).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain enzyme deficiency (G6PD), kidney problems (e.g., obstruction).

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