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Sulfinpyrazone oral
SULFINPYRAZONE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

SULFINPYRAZONE - ORAL

(sull-fin-PIE-ruh-zone)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Anturane

Uses

Sulfinpyrazone is used to prevent gout and gouty arthritis. It is not meant to be used for acute attacks of gout.

How To Use

This is best taken with food or milk to prevent an upset stomach. It is advisable to drink a full glass of water with each dose and to drink at least 8 glasses (8 ounces each) of water a day while taking this medicine to prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Side Effects

Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset or diarrhea may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: sore throat, easy bruising or bleeding, lower back pain, difficulty urinating. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: ulcers or stomach/intestinal diseases, blood diseases, kidney problems, any drug allergies. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if sulfinpyrazone is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: warfarin, platelet aggregation inhibitors (e.g., dipyridamole), valproic acid, phenytoin, tolbutamide, select antibiotics (sulfas or nitrofurantoin). Aspirin can prevent this medication from being fully effective. Avoid aspirin and other salicylates while taking this medication. Many over-the-counter products contain aspirin. Consult your pharmacist before using these over-the-counter medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, trouble walking, difficulty breathing, seizures, and loss of consciousness.

Notes

This medication may be prescribed with another medication used to treat acute attacks of gout. Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.