Benzbromarone


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Severe or moderate renal impairment. Patients with uric acid renal calculi, urinary uric acid excretion rates >700 mg/24 hr.
Special Precautions
May exacerbate and prolong acute gout; start treatment only after acute attack has subsided. Adequate fluid intake should be maintained. Monitor liver function.
Adverse Reactions
GI effects; acute attack of gout, uric acid renal calculi, renal colic. May cause liver damage.
Drug Interactions
Efficacy may be antagonised when used with aspirin and other salicylates. May increase the activity of coumarin oral anticoagulants.
ATC Classification
M04AB03 - benzbromarone ; Belongs to the class of preparations increasing uric acid excretion. Used in the treatment of gout.
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