Benemid treats gout. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication to avoid developing kidney stones.

Benemid Overview


Benemid is a prescription medication used to treat high uric acid levels associated with gout and gouty arthritis. Benemid belongs to a group of drugs called renal tubular blocking agents. For gout and gouty arthritis, it works on the kidneys to help the body get rid of uric acid. It increases the effectiveness of antibiotics by preventing the body from eliminating them in the urine.

This medication comes as a tablet to take by mouth and is usually taken twice a day, with food, for gout and gouty arthritis. Benemid should be taken with plenty of water.

Common side effects of Benemid include headache, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite.

Benemid can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Benemid affects you.

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