Bencid Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

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 tell 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 does 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.
Breastfeeding
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.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzoic Acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

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
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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. 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

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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Country of Origin: India

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