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Anturane Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Anturane
Generic Name: sulfinpyrazone (Pronunciation: sul fin PEER a zone)
- What is sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
- What are the possible side effects of sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
- Who should not take sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
- How should I take sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Anturane)?
- What happens if I overdose (Anturane)?
- What should I avoid while taking sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
- What other drugs will affect sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
Sulfinpyrazone reduces the amount of uric acid in your body by causing more uric acid to be passed out in your urine. Sulfinpyrazone also has other effects in the body that are important in the treatment of gout.
Sulfinpyrazone is used to treat gout and gouty arthritis.
Sulfinpyrazone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
Stop taking sulfinpyrazone and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Heartburn, nausea, and upset stomach are the most common side effects of sulfinpyrazone therapy. Take each dose with food, milk, or an antacid to decrease these side effects.
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience an acute attack of gouty arthritis.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Read the Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)?
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.
Do not take aspirin, salsalate (Disalcid), magnesium salicylate (Magan, Doan's), choline and magnesium salicylate (Trilisate), or other aspirin-like products without the approval of your doctor. These products decrease the effects of sulfinpyrazone. Taking one aspirin a day to reduce the risk of a heart attack is usually acceptable. Talk to your doctor.
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