probenecid, (Benemid - brand no longer available)

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GENERIC NAME: probenecid

DISCONTINUED BRAND: Benemid

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Probenecid is used for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout. It also is used for increasing blood levels of penicillin-type antibiotics (for example, ampicillin and amoxicillin) when treating gonorrhea.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of probenecid include:

Probenecid may cause a flare of gout and kidney stones, and it is not started during an acute attack of gout. Serious but rare side effects include reduced red blood cell counts (anemia), liver damage and severe allergic reactions.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/5/2016



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