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Copyrazin 500mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Copyrazin 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic that belongs to a class of medicines known as anti tuberculosis drugs. It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis, an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs and in some cases other parts of the body.

Copyrazin 500mg Tablet is given in combination with at least one other tuberculosis medicine. It acts by killing the causative bacteria. It should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. This medicine may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time every day to avoid a missed dose. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early can result in treatment failure and increase the side effects too. Please let your doctor know about any changes in your weight as the dose of this medicine depends on the overall body weight of a person. Any changes in weight might need dose modification.

If you miss a dose, 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, as it may increase the side effects.

Inform your doctor if you notice signs of jaundice i.e. yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach pain or joint pain. You may also develop hepatitis (viral infection of the liver), increased liver enzymes and joint pain as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor, as these side effects require medical attention and might need dose modification.

Your doctor may monitor your liver function while on treatment with this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as this may have additional adverse effects on the liver. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Copyrazin Tablet

Side effects of Copyrazin Tablet

Common
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis (viral infection of liver)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Joint pain

How to use Copyrazin 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. Copyrazin 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Copyrazin Tablet works

Copyrazin 500mg Tablet is an antitubercular medicine. In the body, it gets converted to pyrazinoic acid. This pyrazinoic acid inhibits fatty acid synthase I (bacterial enzyme), which is essential for bacterial growth. Thus, it works as a bacteriocidal to prohibit their growth and treats tuberculosis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Copyrazin 500mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Copyrazin 500mg Tablet 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
Copyrazin 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Copyrazin 500mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Copyrazin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Copyrazin 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before you start taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Copyrazin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Copyrazin 500mg 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 forget to take Copyrazin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Copyrazin 500mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Copyrazin 500mg 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 Copyrazin 500mg 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 Copyrazin 500mg Tablet as it may make hormonal contraceptives such as the pill less effective.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Copyrazin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric, Seloric
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Patient Concerns

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Extra pulmonary tuberculosis mdr tb for spinal card treatment
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
This needs to be examined and treated in the clinic
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
Lungs Specialist
If sputum is positive for Tb , treatment is absolutely essential. Read more at www.arohealth.com/tuberculosis
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FAQs

Q. What is Copyrazin and what is it used for?

Copyrazin is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis

Q. Is Copyrazin bactericidal?

Copyrazin 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 Copyrazin work/treat tuberculosis?

Copyrazin kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for Copyrazin is not known

Q. How does Copyrazin cause hyperuricemia and gout?

Following oral intake of Copyrazin, it gets converted in the body to pyrazinoic acid (active chemical form of Copyrazin). 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).

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