Benuryl is a drug bearing the generic name Probenecid. Benuryl reduces the amount of uric acid in the body by causing more uric acid to be passed out in your urine.
Benuryl is used to treat gout and Gouty Arthritis. Benuryl is also used to increase the effectiveness of some antibiotics.
Other than those listed in this medication guide, Benuryl may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medical guide.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have:
You may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment or you may not be able to take Benuryl if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Benuryl is in the FDA pregnancy category B, meaning it is not expected to harm an unborn baby. If you are pregnant, do not take Benuryl without first talking to your doctor.
It is not known whether Benuryl will harm a nursing baby. Prior to taking Benuryl talk to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Children younger than 2 years of age should be not approved of Benuryl for use.
Benuryl Intake Guidelines
Take each dose of Benuryl with a full glass of water. Drink at least 8 to 10 full glasses of fluid every day to reduce the risk of kidney stone formation unless your doctor tells you not to. Take Benuryl with food or with an antacid to lessen stomach upset. Consult your doctor if nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite is severe or persistent.
Take Benuryl exactly as instructed by your doctor. Ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain to you if you do not understand the directions on your prescription bottle.
Seek urgent medical attention.
Symptoms of a Benuryl overdose include:
Benuryl Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you recall. Skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose of Benuryl.
Benuryl Side Effects
Stop taking Benuryl and seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Benuryl and talk to your doctor if you experience:
Other side effects not listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor if you suspect other side effects that seem unusual or especially troublesome to you.