Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) is an auricosuric agent used to treat gout and gouty arthritis. The brand name Anturane is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) include:
- upset stomach, and
The initial dose of Anturane is 200-400 mg daily in two divided doses, with meals or milk, gradually increasing when necessary to full maintenance dosage in one week. Anturane may interact with aspirin and other salicylates, acetaminophen (Tylenol), warfarin, tolbutamide, theophylline, verapamil, and niacin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Anturane will harm a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before taking Anturane. It is also unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
The most frequently reported adverse reactions with Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) have been upper gastrointestinal disturbances. In these patients it is advisable to administer the drug with food, milk, or antacids. Despite this precaution, Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) may aggravate or reactivate peptic ulcer.
Blood dyscrasias (anemia, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, and aplastic anemia) have rarely been reported. There has also been a published report associating Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) , administered concomitantly with other drugs including colchicine, with leukemia following long term treatment of patients with gout. However, the circumstances involved in the two cases reported are such that a cause-and-effect relationship to Anturane (sulfinpyrazone) has not been clearly established.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Anturane (Sulfinpyrazone)