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Capreotec 1gm Injection


Overview

Introduction

Capreotec 1gm Injection is an antibiotic used in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, in combination with other medicines. It works by stopping the growth of tubercular bacteria which have become resistant to the commonly used first-line medicines.

Capreotec 1gm Injection is given as an injection directly into a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

This medicine may lead to kidney damage, balance disorder (loss of balance), and hearing loss. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine. Your doctor may monitor you with regular kidney function tests, hearing tests and urine tests during treatment. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or if any of the side effects bother you.

Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as this medicine may cause dizziness. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Capreotec Injection

Side effects of Capreotec Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Capreotec

  • Injection site pain
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Renal impairment
  • Hearing loss

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site pain
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Capreotec Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Capreotec Injection works

Capreotec 1gm Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Capreotec 1gm Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Capreotec 1gm Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Capreotec 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Capreotec 1gm Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Capreotec 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Capreotec 1gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Capreotec 1gm Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, regular monitoring of liver function test is advised in patients with liver disease.

What if you forget to take Capreotec Injection?

If you miss a dose of Capreotec 1gm Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Capreotec 1gm Injection is used for the treatment of tuberculosis, in combination with other medicines.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • It is given by an injection into a muscle.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Capreotec 1gm Injection may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood, urine, and hearing tests while you are on this medication.
  • Your doctor will ensure that you are well hydrated before and during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue Capreotec 1gm Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
     

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Capreotec with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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My daughter is given tb medicine even though she is not infected taking these medicine will cause tb???
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, TB medicines are given only when there is indication of tuberculosis. They are for treating tuberculosis.
Though took vaccines in childhood, the test for TB came positive. Was advised to undergo treatment.physically absolute fit and healthy, is it advisable to take treatment?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
If sputum is positive for Tb , treatment is absolutely essential. Read more at www.arohealth.com/tuberculosis
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FAQs

Q. How long does Capreotec takes to work?

Usually, Capreotec starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Capreotec?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Capreotec or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Capreotec if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Capreotec and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References

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