Generic Name - Pyrazinamide
Category - Antibacterial, Antimycobacterial
Generic Pyrazinamide is indicated prevention and treatment of tuberculosis infections. Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Pyrazinamide kills or stops the growth of these bacteria in the body cells thus preventing tuberculosis.
Generic Pyrazinamide Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic Pyrazinamide 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.
There are a number of medications that will interact with Generic Pyrazinamide. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Diabinese or Orinase
Generic Pyrazinamide Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPyrazinamide
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis is to take once a day, as follows:
If you weigh 97 pounds or less: 4 tablets.
If you weigh 98 to 120 pounds: 5 tablets.
If you weigh 121 pounds or more: 6 tablets.
Generic Pyrazinamide Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic Pyrazinamide side Effects include dark yellow or brown urine, fever, loss of appetite, unusual bleeding or bruising and unusual tiredness or weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic Pyrazinamide.
Generic Pyrazinamide and Pregnancy
Pregnant women with tuberculosis should be treated with Generic Pyrazinamide. It has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in human.
Generic Pyrazinamide and Breastfeeding
Though Generic Pyrazinamide passes into breast milk, it has not been shown to cause problems in nursing babies.
Generic Pyrazinamide and Pediatric
It is not safe to use Generic Pyrazinamide in children weighing under 33 kilograms (Kg) (66 pounds)
Generic Pyrazinamide and Geriatric
Liver problems are more likely to occur in patients over 50 years of age who are usually sensitive to the effects of Generic Pyrazinamide.
The above information about Generic Pyrazinamide 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.