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Probenecid (By mouth)

Treats gout, gouty arthritis, and other problems caused by too much uric acid in your body. Also helps some antibiotics work better.

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Probenecid is used in the treatment of chronic gout or gouty arthritis. These conditions are caused by too much uric acid in the blood. The medicine works by removing the extra uric acid from the body. Probenecid does not cure gout, but after you have been taking it for a few months it will help prevent gout attacks. This medicine will help prevent gout attacks only as long as you continue to… Read more
Brand names include
Benemid, Probalan
Drug classes About this
Antigout
Combinations including this drug

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Antibiotics for gonorrhoea in pregnancy

Pregnant women with gonorrhoea who take penicillin, spectinomycin or ceftriaxone are much less likely to show signs of infection.

Chronic Kidney Disease: National Clinical Guideline for Early Identification and Management in Adults in Primary and Secondary Care

Publication of the second part of the Renal National Service Framework (NSF) served to emphasise the change in focus in renal medicine from treatment of established kidney disease to earlier identification and prevention of kidney disease. Allied to this is the knowledge that late referral of people with advanced kidney disease to nephrology services from both primary and secondary care is still at least as high as 30%, engendering increased mortality and morbidity and precluding assessment and preparation of those for whom conservative management is more appropriate.

Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation in the Pediatric Population [Internet]

Assess comparative benefits and harms of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) versus standard therapies or disease natural history in pediatric (age ≤21 years) patients with malignant solid tumors, inherited metabolic diseases, or autoimmune diseases.

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Summaries for consumers

Antibiotics for gonorrhoea in pregnancy

Pregnant women with gonorrhoea who take penicillin, spectinomycin or ceftriaxone are much less likely to show signs of infection.

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