Probalan is a medication that’s used in order to treat people who suffer from gout. It can be used in order to either prevent the condition or to treat it. It also helps with gouty arthritis. Although it’s an effective medication it does has some limitations.
Probalan isn’t going to work in order to treat sudden/serious attacks of gout and in some rare cases this medication might only make the condition worse. This is rare however. Probalan is a part of a group of medications referred to as uricosurics. These are medications that are able to decrease uric acid levels in the body by assisting the kidneys in eliminating uric acid.
Understand that when uric acid levels become too heightened, then crystals begin to form as a result in the joints. This leads to the condition of gout. The ability to lower uric acid levels plays a key part in being able controlling this and it can also help the kidneys.
Probalan has other uses as well. For instance, it can be prescribed in combination with specific antibiotics (like penicillins). When used this way it can increase levels of antibiotic in a persons blood. The reason why this is so good is because it will lead to the antibiotic being able to work more efficiently.
Probalan shouldn’t be taken by children who aren’t at least 2 years of age. Any lower than this and there’s too much risk.
If a person uses Probalan, then what are some of the common potential side effects they might end up experiencing?
Loss of appetite
Frequent urination may occur as your body adjusts to the medicine
If you do experience any of these side effects or if they become worse for whatever reason, then be sure to either tell a doctor or if you can’t reach a doctor contact a pharmacist as soon as you can.
If you experience any of the serious side effects mentioned below, then be sure to get help right away:
Lower back pain
Change in amount/color of urine
Signs of infection (e.g., fever, sore throat)
Severe abdominal pain
You also run the risk if you use Probalan of suffering from serious allergic reactions. This is why it’s good to have a doctor test you in some way to make sure you aren’t allergic. Here are the signs you might be having an allergic reaction to Probalan:
Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
Understand that the above isn’t a complete listing of every potential side effect. If while taking Probalan, you notice any other side effects that you don’t see here, then don’t hesitate to contact a doctor or a pharmacist to inform them of what’s going on.
There are various medications that can help people who suffer from gout or gouty arthritis, but Probalan is one of the better known options out there.