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Overview

Uses of Cavicin E Kit

Cavicin E Kit side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Dark colored urine
  • Sweating
  • Increased sputum production
  • Salivation
  • Teary eyes
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Jaundice
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Visual impairment

How to use Cavicin E Kit

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. CAVICIN E KIT is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid CAVICIN E KIT with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Cavicin E Kit works

CAVICIN E KIT is a combination of four medicines: Isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide which treat tuberculosis. Isoniazid works by preventing the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering, while rifampicin inactivates a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol and pyrazinamide on the other hand, work by slowing the growth of these bacteria.

Cavicin E Kit related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking CAVICIN E KIT may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
CAVICIN E KIT 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
CAVICIN E KIT is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
CAVICIN E KIT may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
CAVICIN E KIT occasionally causes sight problems and tingling or numbness in hand or feet. After taking this medicine you should not drive until you know how it affects you.
Kidney
CAUTION
CAVICIN E KIT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CAVICIN E KIT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
CAVICIN E KIT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of CAVICIN E KIT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed CAVICIN E KIT for the treatment of tuberculosis.
  • Take it on an empty stomach and preferably at the same time everyday.
  • Try 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.
  • It may discolour your urine, sweat, saliva and tears a reddish/orange colour. This is normal and not harmful.
  • 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 CAVICIN E KIT as this may increase the risk of side effects on the liver.
  • It may cause vitamin B6 deficiency. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin B6 supplements to help avoid potential problems associated with its deficiency, such as inflammation of the nerves (neuritis). 
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method (such as condoms or a diaphragm) to prevent pregnancy while you are taking CAVICIN E KIT as it may make hormonal contraceptives such as the pill less effective.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids)  within at least two hours of taking CAVICIN E KIT.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better. Stopping the course early increases the risk of coming back of the infection.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Cavicin E cause discoloration of the urine?

Yes, Cavicin E contains Rifampicin. It can cause temporary discoloration of your teeth, sweat, urine, saliva and tears (red, orange or brown color). This side effect is usually not harmful. However, discoloration of urine can be a sign of liver damage. Contact your doctor if you notice discoloration of urine accompanied with stomach pain, loss of appetite and jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).

Q. Can Cavicin E cause visual impairment?

Cavicin E contains Ethambutol which may cause visual impairment. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your eyesight.

Q. Can I discontinue Cavicin E if I feel well?

No, do not discontinue Cavicin E. Take the proper course of a drug that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. If you stop taking Cavicin E then your infection may become worse, difficult to treat and it may result in drug-resistant TB (drugs you are taking may no longer work).

Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Cavicin E?

No, Cavicin E can make birth control pills less effective. So, ask your doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide).

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cavicin E?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How to take Cavicin E?

Take Cavicin E on an empty stomach which means at least one hour before and two hours after a meal and with full glass of water.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Cavicin E?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Cavicin E. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of hepatitis caused by Cavicin E because of isoniazid.

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References
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