This is not a supplement, but an allopathic medicine and should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor. This medicine is a uricosuric agent that increases the amount of uric acid excreted from the body through urine. It helps prevent gout attacks but cannot treat them once they occur. It makes the kidneys filter out an increased amount of uric acid and is commonly prescribed for chronic gout or gouty arthritis.

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Recommended Dosage

Adults can take a 500mg dose twice a day. The maximum advised dose is 2g a day. The medicine is available in a tablet form and can be swallowed with water, with meals. Along with this medication, patients must consume adequate quantity of water.

Possible Side Effects

Listed side effects include headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, sore gums, bloody urine, kidney stones, backache, rash, itching, anemia or decrease in WBCs and hair loss. In rare cases, it may cause liver or kidney damage. This medicine should not be prescribed to children below 2 years of age, people with kidney stones, hypersensitivity or blood dyscrasias (abnormal constituency of blood). It should also not be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women. This drug may initially increase gout attacks during the first 6-12 months but will later prevent them. It may react with certain other medications and the physician should always be informed of what medication you are already on.


This drug should not be bought online or without a physician’s prescription. The tentative cost of 30 tablets of generic 500mg Probenecid will be in the range of $25 to $41. However, since it is an approved medication, this cost will be covered by insurance.


The FDA has approved this product as a medicational drug. However, like in case of other medicines, there is no money-back guarantee offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Benemid Overall Value

This is a prescription medicine and should be taken only when and as directed by a physician. It will bring relief from gout over the long term. It is not made of natural components and has some serious side effects.

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