Generic Name - Isoniazid
Category - Antituberculars, Antibacterial medication
Isoniazid is indicated to treat and prevent tuberculosis. Isoniazid is also used to prevent tuberculosis (TB) in people who have been exposed to active disease but have no symptoms. Isoniazid fights against the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
Isoniazid Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Isoniazid is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Isoniazid should not be taken by patients who have history of following ailment condition
Isoniazid interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Isoniazid
The usual recommended dosage of Isoniazid is based on one's weight. If one weigh 97 pounds or less the dosage is 4 tablets once a day. For 98 to 120 pounds the dosage is 5 tablets and for more than 121 pounds it is 6 tablets.
Isoniazid Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Isoniazid side Effects include blood in urine, blurred vision, eye pain, changes in how you see color (especially seeing the difference between red and green), clumsiness, unsteadiness, dark yellow or brown urine, difficulty breathing, fever or chills, sore throat, headache, loss of appetite nausea and vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Isoniazid.
Isoniazid and Pregnancy
Isoniazid can be used in pregnant women with tuberculosis (TB). Isoniazid has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant.
Isoniazid and Breastfeeding
Isoniazid passes into breast milk and could affect the nursing infant. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Isoniazid and Pediatric
Isoniazid is not recommended for use in children.
Isoniazid and Geriatric
Liver problems are more likely to occur in patients over 50 years of age who take Isoniazid.
The above information about Isoniazid serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.