Anturane (Sulfinpyrazone) is a prescription medication used to prevent gout and gouty arthritis. Gout occurs when the uric acid level in the body gets too high and forms uric acid crystals in the joints, causing pain. The kidneys eliminate uric acid to maintain a balance in the body. Anturane only prevents gout and gouty arthritis. It will not treat a sudden or severe attack of gout. The active ingredient in Anturane is Sulfinpyrazone. Sulfinpyrazone belongs to a class of drugs called uricosurics. It works by helping the kidneys get rid of uric acid in the body, lowering uric acid levels, and preventing crystals from forming.
We currently offer the generic Sulfinpyrazone from Canada in the strength of 200mg tablets (discontinued). The brand Anturane is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Anturane. The most common side effects of Anturane may include the following:
• Ringing in the ears
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Bloody or tarry stools;
• Easy bruising or bleeding;
• Lower back pain;
• Signs of an allergic reaction, including skin rash or blisters, swelling of the face, lips, or throat;
• Unusual tiredness
These are not all of the side effects of Anturane. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Anturane if you are allergic to Sulfinpyrazone or any ingredient in Anturane. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have blood clotting problems;
• Have cancer of the blood;
• Have diabetes;
• Have kidney disease;
• Have low blood cell counts;
• Have peptic ulcer
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Anturane and phenytoin, aspirin, ibuprofen, warfarin, etc. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Anturane should only be used in pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if Sulfinpyrazone passes into breast milk or if it may affect a nursing infant. Take Anturane precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Take this drug with food or milk to reduce stomach upset. Drink a full glass of water with each dose and increase your daily water intake. Keep this drug and all medicines out of the sight and reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light. Do not store above 300C.