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Bencid Tablet

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Product introduction

Bencid Tablet is a medicine used to treat and prevent gout. It lowers the levels of uric acid by helping the kidneys to get rid of the excess uric acid from the body.

Bencid Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. Take it regularly and do not stop taking the medicine even if you get better until that doctor tells you it is alright to stop.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. If any of these side effects do not go away with time or bothers you, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms by prescribing you an alternative medicine or by adjusting the dose.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. You should also let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking before using this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before taking this medicine.

Uses of Bencid Tablet

Benefits of Bencid Tablet

In Gout

Bencid Tablet is used to prevent and treat gout. Gout is caused by too much uric acid in your body. When the level becomes too high, crystals may form in and around certain joints and your kidneys. This can cause sudden and severe pain, redness, warmth, and swelling. This medicine works by preventing crystals from forming and reducing the levels of uric acid in your blood. This makes it less likely that you will suffer the symptoms and make them milder if you do have them. It is usually for long-term treatment and should be taken regularly until the dose is completed.

Side effects of Bencid Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bencid

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

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. Bencid Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Bencid Tablet works

Bencid Tablet is a urine alkalizer. It works by increasing the pH of urine which makes it less acidic. This helps the kidneys get rid of excess uric acid, thereby preventing gout and certain types of kidney stones.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Bencid Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Bencid Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bencid Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Bencid Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bencid Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bencid Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Bencid Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Bencid Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Bencid Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Bencid Tablet, 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.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Bencid Tablet is given to lower the level of uric acid and thus prevent gout. 
  • Take adequate water or fluids while taking Bencid Tablet to prevent kidney stones.
  • Treatment with Bencid Tablet should not be started during a sudden/severe gout attack. Wait until your current attack is over before starting this medication.
  • You may experience an increase in the number of gout attacks for several months after starting this medicine while the body removes extra uric acid. Do not stop taking Bencid Tablet, continue along with your medications for gout pain prescribed by your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor before taking Bencid Tablet if you have or ever had kidney stones, stomach ulcers, peptic ulcers, diabetes, liver disorders, or blood disorders.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzoic Acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
Uricosuric agent-gout

Interaction with drugs

Taking Bencid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altipenem, Merofit, Merolan
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Eumide, Pyraz, Rezide
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
Serious
Brand(s): Altrom
Serious

Patient concerns

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Pain and swelling in toe since a week now it turns reddish,ice and hot water therapy done with pain killer
Vipul Aggarwal
please get uric acid done probably gout attack as per ur history
Gout treatment after ayurvedic
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take kaisor guggul 2 tab twice,. Anritarisht 20 ml twice after meal with water
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FAQs

Q. What is Bencid Tablet used for?

Bencid Tablet 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)

Q. Does Bencid Tablet cause kidney stones?

Yes. Kidney stones are among the known side effects of Bencid Tablet treatment.

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References

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Geno Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Pharmaceutical Complex, Tivim Industrial Estate, Karaswada, Mapusa, Goa - 403 526
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: January, 2024

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