Probenecid medication is used in the treatment of chronic gout and gouty arthritis. It is used in preventing attacks that are related to gout as opposed to treating them when they occur. It works by acting on the kidneys to aid the body in eliminating uric acid. Probenecid is also used in certain antibiotics to make them more effective by inhibiting the body from passing them in the urine.
Probenecid may be prescribed together with certain antibiotics. This causes an increase in the level of antibiotics in the blood and helps the antibiotics to work better. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses. Consult your doctor for more information.
Probenecid should not be taken by children under the age of 2.
How to Use Probenecid
Probenecid comes in tablet form and is ingested orally. It is taken at two times a day when used for gouty arthritis or chronic gout and four times a day when used together with antibiotics for added effectiveness.
Directions given by the doctor or pharmacist should be followed carefully. Also, be sure to read the instructions on the prescription label and in case of any questions, consult your doctor or walk into any Canadian pharmacy and get proper direction.
Take only the recommended dosage. Do not increase or reduce the dosage without prior direction by your prescribing doctor or pharmacist. If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing schedule.
Probenecid may increase the frequency of gout attacks, usually in the first 6-12 months of taking the medication. However, it eventually prevents the occurrence of these attacks. To reduce this effect, another drug like colchicine may be prescribed.
Before using probenecid, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to the medication or any other drug. Also, be sure to tell the doctor of any other medication you are taking, both prescription and nonprescription medication, especially cancer chemotherapy agents, aminosalicylic acid, aspirin, diuretics, clofibrate, dapsone, medication for anxiety, oral diabetes medication, and vitamins.
Inform your doctor of your present and past medical conditions including ulcers, blood disorders, kidney disorders and kidney stones. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor on the safe use of probenecid.
If you plan to undergo any surgery that involves a general anesthetic, inform your doctor. When getting any urine tests conducted, tell the laboratory personnel that you are under probenecid medication as this might affect the results.
Side Effects of Probenecid
Mild side effects of probenecid use include headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, vomiting, and upset stomach. If these effects increase in intensity or persist, seek medical assistance immediately. More serious side effects include difficulty in breathing or swallowing, severe skin rash and unusual bleeding or bruising. If you experience these symptoms, call your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Purchase of Probenecid Medication
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