Sulfinpyrazone - Drug Interactions, Uses and Benefits
Type of Drug:
Uricosuric; agent for treating gout.
How the Sulfinpyrazone Product Works:
Gout is a metabolic form of arthritis caused by increased blood levels of uric acid. Sulfinpyrazone decreases the amount of uric acid in the body by increasing the elimination of uric acid into the urine.
Uses of The Sulfinpyrazone:
To treat chronic gouty arthritis and intermittent gouty arthritis. Sulfinpyrazone has a minimal anti-inflammatory effect and is not intended for relief of an acute attack of gout.
Unlabeled Uses: Occasionally doctors may prescribe sulfinpyrazone to decrease the risk of blood clots in some patients with a heart valve disorder.
Pregnancy: Adequate studies have not been done in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed and potential benefits to the mother outweigh the possible hazards to the fetus.
Breastfeeding: It is not known if sulfinpyrazone appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before you begin breastfeeding.
Children: Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established. Lab tests may be required to monitor therapy. Tests may include blood uric acid, blood cell counts, kidney function, and urine tests.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or if you are planning to take any over-the-counter or prescription medications or dietary supplements with sulfinpyrazone. Doses of one or both drugs may need to be modified or a different drug may need to be prescribed. The following drugs and drug classes interact with sulfinpyrazone:
Every drug is capable of producing side effects. Many sulfinpyrazone users experience no, or minor, side effects. The frequency and severity of side effects depend on many factors including dose, duration of therapy, and individual susceptibility. Possible side effects include: Stomach upset; nausea; aggravation of peptic ulcers; rash; blood cell disorders.
Guidelines for Use:
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