April 23, 2014
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Sulfinpyrazone

(sulfinpyrazone)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00441767 SULFINPYRAZONE 200MG TABLET

How does Sulfinpyrazone work? What will it do for me?

Sulfinpyrazone is used to treat chronic gout and certain blood clotting disorders. It appears to decrease blood clotting by making platelets (cells that cause blood clots) less sticky. It prevents gout crystals from forming by increasing the amount of uric acid and water that moves through the kidneys.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Sulfinpyrazone?

The recommended starting dose of sulfinpyrazone is 100 mg twice daily. Depending on your response to the medication, your doctor may gradually increase your dose up to 800 mg daily (e.g., 200 mg 4 times daily). The usual daily dose for chronic gout is 200 mg to 400 mg.

Sulfinpyrazone may be taken with or without food. If the medication upsets your stomach, you may take it with food. If you still experience problems, you may take the medication with an antacid. Your doctor may want you to drink up to 8 to 10 glasses of water daily when you first start taking this medication. It is important that you follow your doctor's directions carefully, to avoid the formation of acidic urine.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Sulfinpyrazone come in?

Sulfinpyrazone (AA Pharma)

Each white, round, film-coated tablet, engraved "200" on one side, contains sulfinpyrazone 200 mg. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for details.

Who should NOT take Sulfinpyrazone?

Do not take sulfinpyrazone if you:

  • are allergic to sulfinpyrazone or any ingredients of the medication
  • are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • have a history of blood disorders or blood coagulation disorders
  • have an active ulcer

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