Anti-tuberculars. Treatment of active tuberculosis or other mycobacterial diseases. (In combination with at least one other drugs) side effects
Hepatitis (viral infection of liver)
Increased liver enzymes
Joint pain DIRECTION OF USE: Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pyrazinamide Tablet is to be taken with food.
MODE OF ACTION: It is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyWEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pyrazinamide Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation Pyrazinamide Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
DrivingIt is not known whether Pyrazinamide Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney Pyrazinamide Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pyrazinamide Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before you start taking this medicine.
Pyrazinamide Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pyrazinamide Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment. Expert Advice
Pyrazinamide Tablet along with other medications effectively treats tuberculosis.
Do not to forget a dose, as this increases the risk of the bacteria becoming resistant to the medicine, and also increases the risk of getting side effects.
Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Pyrazinamide Tablet as this may increase the risk of side effects on the liver.
Use a reliable contraceptive method (such as condoms or a diaphragm) to prevent pregnancy while you are taking Pyrazinamide Tablet as it may make hormonal contraceptives such as the pill less effective.
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