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Akurit-4 Tablet

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Isoniazid, Rifampicin, Ethambutol, Pyrazinamide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 10, 2019

This medication is an antibacterial drug which helps in treating and preventing tuberculosis. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it, have any history of liver disorders or ever had hepatitis. Ask your doctor, if you can use the medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, kidney problems, nerve problems, unsanitary injectable drug habits, HIV or you have previously taken isoniazid. This medicine should be taken 1 or 2 hours before meals.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, age and how you respond to the first dose of the medicine. Common side effects include Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), increased liver enzymes, Jaundice, nausea and vomiting.

The medication is used for the treatment of conditions like:

  • Tuberculosis

Side effects that might occur after consumption of this medication include:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women should consult doctor before using the medication.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women should consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Akurit-4 Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

The medication is an inactive compound which is known as a prodrug. It needs to be activated by the catalase of bacteria.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol is not advisable.

Ques: What is Akurit-4 Tablet?

Ans: Akurit 4 is a medication which contains Ethambutol, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide and Rifampicin as active ingredients in it.

Ques: What is Akurit-4 Tablet used for?

Ans:

Akurit 4 is used for the treatment, control, and prevention of Tuberculosis.

Ques: What are the side effects of Akurit-4 Tablet?

Ans:

Akurit 4 can cause side effects such as Nausea, Teary eyes, Peripheral neuropathy, Increased liver enzymes, Jaundice and Increased uric acid level in blood.

Ques: Can Akurit 4 Tablet be used for tuberculosis and phthisis?

Ans: Yes, Akurit 4 can be used for tuberculosis and phthisis.

Ques: How long do I need to use Akurit-4 Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, till the complete eradication of disease. It is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Akurit-4 Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours.

Ques: Should I use Akurit-4 Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The salts involved in the medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it with an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Akurit-4 Tablet?

Ans: This medication contains salts which, are suitable to store between 20 to 25 c temperature and keeping the medication above or below that, can cause inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light.
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About Akurit-4 Tablet
What are the uses of Akurit-4 Tablet
What are the contraindications of Akurit-4 Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Akurit-4 Tablet ?
Key highlights of Akurit-4 Tablet
What are the substitutes for Akurit-4 Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Akurit-4 Tablet ?
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