User Reviews for Probenecid to treat Gout
Probenecid has an average rating of 9.7 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings for the treatment of Gout. 100% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.
Benemid (probenecid) "No side effects. This medication has been on the market for years...is time tested. It is quite effective in keeping my uric acid level acceptably low. It is inexpensive and regarded as a front line choice for the long term treatment of gout."
"I'm 45 years old, with formal detection of gout since last 10 years and am on Probenecid now. Initially I was prescribed Allopurinol by my general physician (6 months only), but during my subsequent visit to Rheumatologist, he suggested me to get tested for ALT/AST levels which were high. On account of this my treatment was changed to Probenecid. Currently my Serum Uric Acid is on an average between 5.2 to 5.8, and occasionally it shoots up to over 6/7 if I eat excess proteins, drink beer etc."
"A drug that has been on the market for many years and is time tested. Was given drug from a foot doctor as I visited thinking I had broken a bone in foot and turned out to be gout. Since it was my first painful attack he only prescribed 500mg once a day. After a few years, I thought I knew best and stopped the med. About a month later I was walking with a cane. Went back on 500mg per day and been on them for 15 years with no side effects. With the ease of the drug I often wonder why this drug is not the first line to stop gout instead of the others that can have terrible side effects."
"1st Dr prescribed allopurinol. Pharmacy said it was expensive and insurance wouldn't cover it. I tried natural methods. Would get flare ups about every 6 months. Blood tested in Sept/Oct and UA level was over 9. Researched different gout meds and picked probenecid. In Nov went to Dr that did blood work in Sept and asked for probenecid. They pushed allopurinol very hard, 1st saying they never heard of probenecid then saying allopurinol was better on organs than probenecid. (later my pharmacist and chiropractor have said allopurinol was not better on the organs) I insisted on probenecid and got a 3 month prescription. UA went down to 6 in two months and I felt great. After 3rd month Dr would not renew prescription and offered allopurinol. Gout came back in about 5 days. Doing Blood work now to check UA and looking for a Dr that will prescribe probenecid."
"I take Probenecid twice daily and have for over 15yrs. It's rare to have a gout attack, maybe a mild one once per year. I haven't had a disabling attack since I started taking it."
"72 Year old Probenecid user for over 25 years. No gout problems since inception. Have muscle problems in my legs and looking for a reason. Side effects??"
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