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 drug used 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

[pro(pyl) + ben(zoic) (a)cid.]


  • 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.

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  • Treatment often includes drugs such as probenecid and allopurinol.

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  • Garzelli, Italy: Tested positive for probenecid at 2002 Giro d'Italia, expelled from race and removed as winner of two stages. - Tour to test early and often

  • For gonorrhea: Take 3 grams of amoxicillin with clavulanate potassium (Augmentin) plus 1 gram of probenecid, 1 time only.

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  • Do not give probenecid to children under 2 years old.

    Chapter 37

  • 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.

    Chapter 37

  • When taken with probenecid, the amount of penicillin in the blood increases and lasts longer making the treatment more effective.

    Chapter 37

  • Put half the dose in each buttock, and give 1 gram of probenecid by mouth at the same time.

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  • For the treatment of gonorrhoea, it must be combined with probenecid.

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  • - The combination of probenecid and procaine penicillin is always indicated for the treatment of gonorrhoea, except in pregnant women.

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