What is Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) used for?
Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) is an oral medication prescribed to patients suffering from gout and gouty arthritis to treat or prevent these conditions. The medication lowers high uric acid levels by helping the body to pass the acid out through urination. This action may also make it useful for treating patients with kidney problems or for patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent high levels of uric acid from forming. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions while using Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) to ensure the safest and most effective results. Your individual dosage will depend on your weigh, age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use to avoid nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid)?
Some patients taking Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) may experience some side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any worrying side effects or if you experience any worrying side effects or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) if you are allergic to probenecid, if you have a history of kidney stones, a history of stomach ulcers, or if you have kidney disease. You are also recommended to inform your doctor if you have kidney stones caused by elevated uric acid levels, a gout attack that has already begun, anaemia, or decreased white blood cell counts as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.