Probalan is a uricosurics that reduces uric acid in the blood.
This is a drug that belongs to the group known as uricosurics. It helps to reduce the level of uric acid in the blood. High levels of uric acid in the system can lead to the formation of uric crystals. These crystals can get accumulated in joints causing arthritis and gout. However, using Probalan to treat sudden gout conditions without directions from the doctor may lead to the condition getting worse.
Probalan also improves kidney function by facilitating the excess uric acid to be released from your system. It is usually prescribed along with other antibiotics.
Probalan should ideally be administered orally with food. This helps to reduce any digestive problems that may be caused due to the drug. It is very important to drink at least one full glass of water with the medication. In general, individuals taking this drug should also make it a point to take higher levels of fluids.
The exact dosage of Probalan will depend on your health condition and the way your body responds to the drug. You will first be prescribed a small dosage that will be increased gradually.
It is important to inform your doctor about any allergies you may have to Probalan and other gout medications.
Probalan may be harmful to those with a history of kidney diseases including kidney stones as well as for those who have enzyme deficiency. A full report of your medical history should be given to the doctor before this drug is recommended for you.
You should avoid consuming alcohol when using the drug as its effects may be masked. At the same time, avoid driving and using heavy machinery as Probalan may cause you to feel dizzy for a short period of time.
Older people should be cautious when using this medication due to reduced kidney function. Since this drug is removed from the system through the kidneys, improper function may cause for high concentrations of the drug to be collected in your body. Pregnant women should also consult a doctor before taking the medication.
Always inform your doctor about the use of Probalan before undergoing any form of surgery.
You may experience dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, gum diseases, vomiting and regular urination as a result of using the drug. However, these conditions should typically pass with time, as your body gets used to the drug. If they continue to persist, inform your doctor.
Bruising, bleeding and signs of infection such as fever are very rare yet possible side effects of using this drug. You doctor should be made aware of any such condition immediately. You may also experience trouble when urinating, experience bloody urine as well as lower back pain associated with painful urination. This is mainly because this drug directly impacts the kidneys. It is best to consult your doctor regarding such conditions. You could be recommended another drug that does not result in these side effects or be given a different dosage in order to avoid such conditions.