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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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Is the ceftriaxone being transport through bbb by probenecid sensitive sys.? N compare to penicillin g, which affinity toward sys is higher?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more