Anturane

1 What is Anturane?

Brand: Anturane

Generic: Sulfinpyrazone

Anturane is an oral drug used in the treatment of long-term gouty arthritis and intermittent gouty arthritis. This drug promotes the excretion of urate and reduces blood urate levels in tophaceous gout and acute intermittent gout. This product contains sulfinpyrazone.

Anturane is available as a capsule containing sulfinpyrazone 200 milligrams and as a tablet containing sulfinpyrazone 100 milligrams.

Instructions

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions

Anturane may interact with medications such as:

  • Cancer chemotherapy
  • Thrombolytics (e.g., streptokinase)
  • Blood thinners (e.g., warfarin, dipyridamole)
  • Drugs for diabetes (e.g., insulin, sulfonylureas such as glipizide/tolbutamide)
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen)
  • Salicylates (e.g., high-dose aspirin)
  • Certain anti-seizure medication (hydantoins such as phenytoin)
  • Aspirin and other salicylates

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to sulfinpyrazone or to phenylbutazone or other pyrazoles
  • Bleeding/inflammation in the stomach or intestines (e.g., active peptic ulcer disease)
  • Severe kidney disease
  • A certain type of kidney stone (urate/uric acid)
  • Bleeding problems (e.g., low platelets, blood clotting problems)
  • Low blood counts (e.g., anemia, low white blood cells)
  • Cancer of the blood (e.g., leukemia)
  • Radiation treatment for cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • History of peptic ulcer disease
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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