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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Benemid (Overview)

Benemid is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What do you advise if I need the medication probenecid 500 mg. For gout?

What do you advise if I need the medication probenecid 500 mg. For gout?

Gout rx: Probenecid is old rx. Increases risk of stones. Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/d. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Drink 3 L /day. Eat 3 citrus and 3 veg/d

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Benemid (Overview)

Benemid is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, nutritional or metabolic agent.


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How effective is probenecid for treating gout?

Depends: It is not used in all cases of gout. When one has gout a 24 hr urine can be done to determine if one is an overproducer or underexcretor of Uric acid. If an underexcretor than probenecid could be given. It is usualy not given for an overproducer of Uric acid. Some will even given allopurinol to an underexcretor as they feel it is safer than the probenecid. There are other meds now like Uloric.

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What do you advise if I need the medication probenecid 500 mg. For gout?

Gout rx: Probenecid is old rx. Increases risk of stones. Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/d. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Drink 3 L /day. Eat 3 citrus and 3 veg/d

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Why is my dr giving me probenecid for gonorrhea?

Why is my dr giving me probenecid for gonorrhea?

I don't know: It's not a standard part of treatment for gonorrhea in the United States. The preferred treatment is intramuscular ceftriaxone.

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Can pregnant women take probenecid?

Probenecid: Appears to be FDA Category N = not classified. Please d/w your obstetrician.

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Is anturane (sulfinpyrazone) the same as probenecid?

No: Anti gout medicine, not same as probencid. This is a uricosuric agent as well.

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Are anturane (sulfinpyrazone) and probenecid (benimid) the same?

Are anturane (sulfinpyrazone) and probenecid (benimid) the same?

Gout: No, but both are used to lower uric acid levels to prevent gouty attacks.

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What is the definition or description of: Benemid (probenecid) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Benemid (probenecid) allergy?

Benemid: Benemid (probenecid) brand name medication is no longer available in the United States. It was used to reduce blood uric acid levels. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://reference. Medscape. Com/drug/probenecid-342832

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Why probenecid given with penicillin in treating syphilis? What is the role of the probencid in the treating syphilis?

Use of probenecid: Probenecid inhibits the tubular secretion of penicillin and elevates penicillin plasma levels by any route the antibiotic is given. A 2-fold to 4-fold elevation has been demonstrated for various penicillins. That is why probenecid is given with penicillin.

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Gout sufferer allergic on both allopurinol and probenecid; what's next?

Two options: Colchicine may control the acute attacks while other medicines are started to lower uric acid levels which will ultimately prevent gout. One choice would be uloric which is a daily pill. If that fails, Krystexxa (pegloticase) is an an option. Krystexxa (pegloticase) is more powerful than other drugs but is given by intravenous infusion every two weeks.

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If I have gonorrhea can I just take amoxicillin with no probenecid?

If I have gonorrhea can I just take amoxicillin with no probenecid?

Where are you??: Amoxicillin-resistant gonococci are very common in many areas, and not recommended as first line therapy. When sensitive, probenecid delays excretion of Amoxicillin by the kidneys and increases the levels available in the body. The combo is beneficial when the organisms are sensitive. Check the cdc website for current recommendations for your area.

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Gout sufferer allergic to allopurinol and probenecid; what's to try?

Gout sufferer allergic to allopurinol and probenecid; what's to try?

Uloric: Febuxostat or uloric is another prescription medication which may prevent gout. You should discuss with your personal physician.

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Probenecid (Definition)

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