As of May 2020, new supplies of benzbromarone have become hard to get worldwide. You will need to switch to another gout preventing medicine, such as allopurinol. Please contact your specialist or GP for advice.
Benzbromarone is used to prevent gout. It helps your kidneys remove uric acid from your blood.
Take benzbromarone regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose if you remember on the same day. If not, skip the dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with benzbromarone including:
Benzbromarone can increase the effect of warfarin. If you are taking warfarin and start or stop benzbromarone, your warfarin dose will need to be changed and you will need more regular INR blood tests. Discuss with your healthcare professional.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Persistent dry cough, trouble breathing
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Lower back pain, pink/red/brown pee (may be a kidney stone)
|Tell your doctor|
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. May 2020
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