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Bencid 500mg

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SKU 824
Generic For Benemid
Generic Name Probenecid
Manufacturer Geno Pharmaceutical, India
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About the drug:

Probenecid is the main active ingredient of Benicid 500 mg. This belongs to a category of medications known as a Uricosuric drug. This helps in the treatment of hyperuricemia with gout by passing out excess uric acid in the body through urine.

Uses of the drug:

It 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 joints); however it cannot treat an acute attack of gout. It is also used in combination with antibiotics (e.g. penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin etc.) to prolong their effect during infection.

Working of the drug:

Bencid - 500mg active constituent Probenecid belongs to a class of medications called uricosuric agents. It works by blocking the reabsorption (entry from urine back into the blood) of urates by the kidneys, thereby increasing the excretion of uric acid and preventing deposition of urate crystals in the joints. It inhibits the elimination (excretion from the blood into the urine) of certain antibiotics like penicillin by the kidneys, thereby delaying its excretion and increasing concentration in the blood.

Probenecid:

Probenecid 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 joints); however it cannot treat an acute attack of gout. It is also used in combination with antibiotics (e.g. penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin etc.) to prolong their effect during infection.

Manufacturer:

Bencid - 500mg is manufactured by Geno pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website and you can purchase Bencid - 500mg online from alldaychemist.com.

Dosage form and strength:

Probenecid is available in following strength having an active ingredient Probenecid in it:

  • Bencid - 500mg

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Before taking this drug:

Do not take the drug if you have:

  • Hypersensitive towards the drug
  • Low blood counts
  • Renal disorder
  • Nephric disorder

Dosage:

How much to take the drug?

The recommended dose of this drug for adults is 50000 mg once a day as per doctor’s recommendation with sufficient amount of water. This medicine can be given along with the meal as per the advice of the physician. The dose should be changed as per the response of the patient towards the tablet, but only under the supervision of your doctor. Consult your doctor after a regular time interval of 3 to 4 weeks.

How to take the drug?

Probenecid is available in the form of a tablet to be consumed orally with sufficient amount of water. Completely swallow this medicine with water. Do not chew it.

How long to take it?

Take Probenecid as long as recommended by your health care specialist.

Overdose:

In case if you take an extra dose, consult your prescriber and do as instructed.

Missed dose:

If you forget to take your medication, take it as soon as you remember it. In the case of any complications, please contact your prescriber immediately

Common side effects:

Probenecid drug is known to have severe complications and some of the below-mentioned side effects:

  • Cloudy urine
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Fast or irregular breathing
  • Fever
  • Pain in back and ribs
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in the mouth
  • A sore throat and fever with or without chills
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Weight gain

Drug interactions:

Several medicines interfere with the effectiveness of this medication Bencid 500 mg. Some of these drugs are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Acetylsalicylic acid
  • Amdinocillin
  • Azidocillin
  • Azlocillin
  • Bacampicillin
  • Benzathinebenzylpenicillin
  • Cefacetrile
  • Cefaclor
  • Cefadroxil
  • Cefalotin
  • Cefamandole
  • Cefapirin

Warning:

Things to remember:

  • Always take the medicine as prescribed by your prescriber
  • Don’t use the expired medicines
  • Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
  • Keep all the drugs away from the sight of children and pets
  • Follow storage conditions as mentioned in the leaflet
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