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Drug Class:

Uric acid drugs (Uricosuric)



500 to 3,000 mg daily in two or three doses.

Potential Side Effects


Anemia; dizziness; fever; flushing; headache; loss of appetite; itching; increased urination; nausea; rash; sore gums; vomiting.

Special Instructions

  • Do not drink alcohol when taking this medication.
  • Do not take with aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication.
  • Take with food or an antacid.

Be Aware


The Arthritis Today Drug Guide is meant for education – not self-medicating. Arthritis Today, the Arthritis Foundation and the Drug Guide Medical Review Panel do not endorse any products mentioned in this guide. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date, we make no representations or warranties about the completeness of the information provided.

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