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Brand name: Pro-Cid

Pro-Cid is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) probenecid. On this page you will find out more about Pro-Cid, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: probenecid

Information for medicine and pack size:
Pro-Cid 500 mg film-coated tablet, 100

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 25 MAY 2000 : Gout - Probenecid is a uricosuric agent for the treatment of hyperuricaemia in all stages of gout and gouty arthritis except an acute attack. Asymptomatic hyperuricaemia seems to occur in a significant percentage of relatives of gouty patients. Probenecid may be given prophylactically to these people to forestall gouty attacks and urate deposition in tissues. By virtue of its effective uricosuric activity, probenecid may be used to control the hyperuricaemia induced or aggravated by many diuretics employed for the treatment of oedema and hypertension (e.g. thiazides and smiliar diuretics). B-Lactam Antibiotic Therapy - Probenecid is indicated for the elevation and prolongation of plasma levels by whatever route the antibiotic is given. A two-to-fourfold increase in plasma levels has been demonstrated for benzylpenicillin, phenoxymethylpenicillin, the synthetic penicillins, ampicillin, methicillin, oxacillin, cloxacillin, nafcillin, carbenicillin, and for the cephamycin, MEFOXIN (cefoxitin sodium, MSD), and the cephalosporins, cephalothin, cephalexin and cephaloglycin. Because of its mechanisim of action, probenecid is not recommended in conjunction with a B-lactam antibiotic in the presence of known renal impairment. Concurrent Treatment with Cidofovir for CMV retinitis in HIV patients. Probenecid is recommended to be administered concomitantly with cidofovir, as the combination reduces the potential for nephrotoxicity associated with cidofovir.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A capsule-shaped, yellow, film-coated tablet, bisected on one side and plain on the other.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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