Pyrazinamide is an anti-tubercular medicine, which is used alongside other medicines to treat tuberculosis. It also prevents the infection from spreading. If you notice some unwanted effects like a fever, tenderness in the abdomen, jaundice, nausea, vomiting or lack of appetite inform your doctor immediately.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential risks and benefits before starting your treatment with this medicine.
If you suffer from the medical conditions mentioned here, inform your doctor so extra care can be taken during the treatment:
- pregnant or breast-feeding.
- kidney or liver problems, alcoholism, acute gout, diabetes or porphyria.
- If you are taking any other medicines including those which are available without a prescription as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
- Allergic to any medicine.
This medicine will be prescribed to you and you will be asked to take it three times a week during the first two months of your treatment under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Taking the tablets regularly and on time is very important.
It is also important to complete the course of treatment so that there are no chances of the infection to come back. The effect of this medicine can be observed within the first 2 hours of taking it and lasts for an average duration of 27 to 30 hours.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
TuberculosisThis medication is used in the treatment of tuberculosis which is a lung disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 27 to 30 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is excreted in breast milk. It is recommended for breastfeeding women only if clearly needed.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of medication, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Pyrazinamide as ingredient
This medicine belongs to an antitubercular class of drugs. It works by inhibiting the growth of the organism by decreasing the pH inside the cell by converting it into an active metabolite called pyrazinoic acid in the presence of pyrazinamidase.
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 Disease
GoutThis medicine is not recommended in patients with gout. Inform the doctor about your medical condition. Serum uric acid levels should be monitored carefully. Discontinue the treatment if the symptoms persist.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
MethotrexateThese medicines may increase the risk of liver injury. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. The baseline of liver function tests should be obtained before starting the treatment. Any signs and symptoms of elevated liver enzymes, yellow colored eyes, and skin, dark urine should be reported to the doctor.
Cholera VaccineIf you have taken this medication, then it is advisable to wait for 14 days before taking the Cholera vaccine. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.
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Pyrazinamide- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 11 December 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/pyrazinamide
Pyrazinamide- DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [Cited 11 December 2019]. Available from:https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00339
Zinamide 500mg Tablets- EMC [Internet] medicines.org.uk. 2015 [Cited 11 December 2019]. Available from:https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5273/smpc
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