from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A uricosuric drug, C13H19NO4S, derived from benzoic acid and used chiefly in the treatment of gout.
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- noun A particular
pharmaceutical drugused to treat hyperuricemia.
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- noun a uricosuric drug that reduces the level of uric acid in the blood; used to treat gout
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
CHRISTY FEIG, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A doctor in Oregon this week suggested that using a drug called probenecid, along with the antiviral drug Tamiflu may stretch the nation's supply of the drug.
Treatment often includes drugs such as probenecid and allopurinol.
Garzelli, Italy: Tested positive for probenecid at 2002 Giro d'Italia, expelled from race and removed as winner of two stages.
For gonorrhea: Take 3 grams of amoxicillin with clavulanate potassium (Augmentin) plus 1 gram of probenecid, 1 time only.
Do not give probenecid to children under 2 years old.
Used with some antibiotics of the penicillin family, probenecid increases the amount of penicillin in the blood and makes it last longer, increasing the effectiveness of treatment.
When taken with probenecid, the amount of penicillin in the blood increases and lasts longer making the treatment more effective.
Put half the dose in each buttock, and give 1 gram of probenecid by mouth at the same time.
For the treatment of gonorrhoea, it must be combined with probenecid.
- The combination of probenecid and procaine penicillin is always indicated for the treatment of gonorrhoea, except in pregnant women.