GENERIC NAME: PHENYLBUTAZONE, OXYPHENBUTAZONE - ORAL (fen-ill-BYOU-tuh-zone, ox-fen-BYOU-tuh-zone)
USES: This medication relieves pain and reduces swelling (inflammation) and fever. It also improves symptoms of gout. It is commonly used to treat pain, swelling and stiffness associated with arthritis, gout or other painful conditions.
HOW TO USE: Take with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Take this medication with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not take it more frequently or increase your dose. If this is being taken for longer than one week, your doctor may want to do blood or urine lab tests to evaluate therapy.
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