What is Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) used for?
Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) is an oral medication prescribed to treat acute gout or gouty arthritis. The medication increases the amount of uric acid passed out through urination to prevent the buildup of crystals in the joints to allow easier and more comfortable movement. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid)?
Follow your physician's directions while using Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally taken once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these with a large glass of water after eating a meal or snack to prevent nausea. Never chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid)?
The use of Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are severe back pain, deterioration of gout symptoms, unusual swelling, blood appearing in the urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that worry you or are intense to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not use Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid) if you are currently undergoing a gout attack, have uric acid kidney stones, or a blood cell disorder. Before you begin using the medication it is also important to inform you physician if you have a history of ulcers, kidney disease, or if you have ever had kidney stones as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Probenecid-AFT (Probenecid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.