Actizid 750 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Actizid Tablet
Actizid 750 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Actizid Tablet side effects
Common
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis (viral infection of liver)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Joint pain
How to use Actizid Tablet
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. Actizid 750 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Actizid Tablet works
Actizid 750 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
Actizid Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actizid 750 mg 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
Actizid 750 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Actizid 750 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Actizid 750 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actizid 750 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before you start taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Actizid 750 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actizid 750 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.
What if you miss a dose of Actizid Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Actizid 750 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Actizid 750 mg 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 Actizid 750 mg 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 Actizid 750 mg Tablet as it may make hormonal contraceptives such as the pill less effective.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Actizid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Bencid
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric, Seloric
LIFE-THREATENING

FAQs

Q. What is Actizid and what is it used for?
Actizid is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Q. Is Actizid bactericidal?
Actizid is both a bacteriostatic and a bactericidal antibiotic. It stops the growth of bacteria (bacteriostatic) in certain cases and kills (bactericidal) the tuberculosis causing bacteria in other cases
Q. How does Actizid work/treat tuberculosis?
Actizid kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for Actizid is not known
Q. How does Actizid cause hyperuricemia and gout?
Following oral intake of Actizid, it gets converted in the body to pyrazinoic acid (active chemical form of Actizid). Pyrazinoic acid blocks the excretion of urates (salt form of uric acid) by the kidneys. This causes an increase in blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia). Excess uric acid accumulation between joints causes pain, swelling, redness and stiffness in joints (gout).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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