Medicine Overview of Bencid Tablet
Uses of Bencid Tablet
Bencid 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gout.
Side effects of Bencid Tablet
Hypersensitivity reaction, Gastrointestinal irritation.
How to use Bencid Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Bencid 500mg Tablet with food.
How Bencid Tablet works
Bencid 500mg tablet decreases the uric acid levels in the blood by increasing its excretion in urine.
In Depth Information on Bencid Tablet
Expert advice for Bencid Tablet
- Do not use probenecid along with salicylates like aspirin.
- You may be prescribed colchicine or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID, pain killer) to prevent severe gouty attacks during the first 6 to 12 months of probenecid therapy.
- Consult your doctor before starting probenecid treatment if you have or ever had kidney stones, any other kidney disorder, ulcers in the stomach and small intestine (peptic ulcers),diabetes, severe liver disorders, blood disorders or glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
- Inform your doctor about any scheduled surgery for which you would be receiving anesthetics.
- You should take adequate water or fluids while taking probenecid to prevent kidney stones.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Take precautions while driving or operating machinery, as probenecid is known to cause dizziness.
Special precautions for Bencid 500mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Bencid 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation+more
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
It is not known whether Bencid 500mg Tablet alters the abili+more
ty to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react....
Bencid 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bencid 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Bencid 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease....
Use of Bencid 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Bencid+more
500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Merobax 250mg Injection, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Gli 2mg Tablet, Medzol 1mg Injection
If you miss a dose of Probenecid, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Bencid 500mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Probenecid
Q. Is probenecid an NSAID/ antibiotic/ sulfa drug/ diuretic?
No. Probenecid belongs to a class of medications called uricosuric agents and is used to reduce high levels of uric acid in the body and to prevent and treat gout and gouty arthritis. It has no anti-inflammatory effect like NSAIDs or activity against infections like antibiotics or sulfa drugs. It is only used in combination with antibiotics (e.g. penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin etc.) to prolong their effect during infection. It has no effect on increasing urine output and is not a diuretic
Q. Probenecid is combined with penicillin/ why is probenecid given with penicillin/ how does probenecid work with penicillin/ how does probenecid increase penicillin/ what effect does probenecid have on penicillin?
In certain cases of serious infections (e.g. gonorrhea or neurosyphillis) probenecid may be prescribed along with antibiotics like penicillin to prolong the effect of the antibiotics given by any route. Probenecid inhibits the elimination (excretion from blood into the urine) of certain antibiotics like penicillin by the kidneys thereby delaying its excretion and increasing concentration in the blood
Bencid is a uricosuric agent and is used to reduce high levels of uric acid in the body and to prevent and treat gout and gouty arthritis (pain and inflammation of small joints due to deposition of uric acid in the joint). It is also used to prolong the effect of antibiotics (e.g. penicillin)
Yes. Kidney stones are among the known side effects of Bencid treatment.
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Substitutes for Bencid
No substitutes found for this medicine