Probenecid is s prototypical uricosuric agent which is predominantly used to inhibit the renal excretion of organic anions and reduces tubular reabsorption of urate. Probenecid has also been used to treat patients with renal impairment, and, because it reduces the renal tubular excretion of other drugs, has been used as an adjunct to antibacterial therapy. Probenecid, also sold under the brand name Probalan, is a medication that increases uric acid excretion in the urine. It is primarily used in treatment of gout and hyperuricemia. Probenecid was developed as an alternative to caronamide to competitively inhibit renal excretion of some drugs, thereby increasing their plasma concentration and prolonging their effects.
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Mr. Mayur S. Jain, Dr. Shashikant D. Barhate, Mr. Bhushan P. Gayakwad. Probenecid Act as an Uricosuric agent: A Review. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 2018; 8(1):45-47. doi: 10.5958/2231-5659.2018.00010.3