What is probenecid used to treat?
Probenecid is also known as Colchicine. Take note that Colchicine medication is used to prevent gout and gouty arthritis. Keep in mind that this medication will not cure sudden or severe gout attacks and it might make it worse.
Probenecid belongs to a class of drugs that are known as uricosurics which focus on lowering high levels of uric acid in the body and helps the kidney to get rid of uric acid. If uric acid is too high, then it can lead to crystals being formed in the joint which is the main cause of gout.
Colchicine generic can be prescribed with other antibiotics such as penicillin and also increases the level of antibiotic in your blood.
You can purchase Probenecid 500 mg from Canada Pharmacy.
The ingredients include:
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Corn starch
- Sodium starch glycolate
- Colloidal silicon dioxide
- Magnesium stearate
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Polyvinyl alcohol
- Titanium dioxide
- Polyethylene glycol
To prevent gout, this medication is to be taken orally and can be taken daily with food or an antacid to reduce stomach upset or as prescribed by your physician.
It is better to take colchicine medication with a glass of water with each dose and do drink 8 glasses of water with this medication to prevent kidney stones.
The dosage of this drug depends on the severity of your medical condition and your response to treatment. Do not increase the prescribed dose without your physician’s approval. Once you are symptom-free for several months and your uric levels become normal, your doctor may lower your dosage.
- Let your physician know about the medical treatments and medicines you are using.
- Let your doctor know if you have any allergies before using it especially uricosurics.
- Tell your doctor about the medical history of the family and your medical history.
- Probenecid should not be used on children younger than 2 years.
Some common side effects of this drug include:
- Loss of appetite
- Frequent urination
- Sore gums
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed you this medication because its benefits to you are greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this medication do not have serious side effects.
However, if you undergo any serious side effects or your condition becomes worse, then visit your doctor immediately. Serious side effects of colchicine include:
- Lower back pain
- Painful urination
- Change in amount or color of urine
Product Code: 10241
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.