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Anturane Patient Information including How Should I Take

Who should not take sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you

  • have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfinpyrazone,
  • have kidney disease or poorly functioning kidneys,
  • have kidney stones,
  • have an ulcer in your stomach,
  • have blood problems, or
  • are on high-dose aspirin or salicylate therapy.

Sulfinpyrazone is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether sulfinpyrazone will harm an unborn baby. Do not take sulfinpyrazone without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is also not known whether sulfinpyrazone passes into breast milk. Do not take sulfinpyrazone without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?

Take sulfinpyrazone exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose of sulfinpyrazone with a full glass of water. Also, to reduce the risk that kidney stones will form, drink at least 8 to 10 full glasses (8 ounces) of fluid every day, unless your doctor tells you not to.

Take sulfinpyrazone with food, milk, or an antacid to lessen stomach upset. If nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite is severe or persistent, consult your doctor.

Do not stop taking this medication without the approval of your doctor.

Store sulfinpyrazone at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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