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Coxerin Capsule

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Overview

Introduction

Coxerin Capsule is an antibiotic medicine used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is generally used in combination with other medicines. This medicine is used when the bacteria have developed resistance to other antibiotics.

Coxerin Capsule may be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the dose and schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. You should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.

The most common side effects of this medicine include memory loss, confusion, insomnia (difficulty sleeping) and dizziness. Inform your doctor if you experience skin rashes, tremors, fits, problems with speech or movement, depression, or other changes in mood, thoughts or behavior.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may get regular blood and urine tests while undergoing treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Coxerin Capsule

Side effects of Coxerin Capsule

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 Coxerin

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Retching
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Convulsion
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Stomach pain
  • Acne-like rash
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Numbness
  • Irritation
  • Vertigo
  • Inflammation of vein
  • Suicidal behaviors
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Sleepiness

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 Memory loss
    There is a lot you can do to improve your memory. Keep active and take regular exercise to improve blood flow to your whole body, including your brain. Eat a healthy diet so your brain gets the nutrients it needs. Some foods containing omega-3 fatty acids (such as oily fish) may benefit brain health. Keep mentally active. It is important to socialize, so stay in contact with friends and family. Stay organised – keep a diary for things you have to do, keep things you need regularly (such as keys, purse and spectacles) in a set place and do not try to do too many things at once. Make sure you get good sleep, make it a priority. Drinking alcohol can lead to confusion and memory loss, so try to cut down or stop. Also, stop smoking because it reduces the amount of oxygen that gets to your brain. If you are worried about memory loss, talk to your doctor, especially if it affects your ability to live your daily life.
  • Coping with Confusion
    If this medicine makes you feel this way, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. If the feeling does not go away or troubles you, do not take any more medicine and speak to a pharmacist or your doctor.
  • Coping with Retching
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
    Making some simple lifestyle changes can raise your red blood cell count. Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, eat a well-balanced healthy diet and take regular exercise. Physical activities make your body need more oxygen and this stimulates the production of red blood cells. There are some vitamins which are important such as vitamin B-12, vitamin B-9, vitamin C and Vitamin A. Also, some minerals such as iron (especially) and copper. Aim for foods which contain higher quantities of these vitamins and minerals or ask your doctor for supplements. Make sure to consult your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment of anemia.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Acne-like rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation) and Numbness
    Massaging the numb area can help improve blood flow and provide relief. Try warming your hands and feet if they are cold. In case they are hot, try cooling them down. Get plenty of rest as lack of proper sleep may worsen the condition. Reducing stress, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, and getting enough vitamins and nutrients through your diet can also make you feel better.
  • Coping with Irritation and Abnormal behavior
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.
  • Coping with Vertigo
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Coxerin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Coxerin Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Coxerin Capsule works

Coxerin Capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering (cell wall) which is required for their survival in the human body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Coxerin Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Coxerin Capsule 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
Coxerin Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Coxerin Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Coxerin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Coxerin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Coxerin Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Coxerin Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Coxerin Capsule is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of tuberculosis.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Coxerin Capsule may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Coxerin Capsule as this may worsen the side effects.
  • During treatment, you will need to have regular blood tests to monitor your kidney and liver function, blood cell counts and the amount of medicine in your blood.
  • Stop taking Coxerin Capsule and inform your doctor if you experience skin rashes, headaches, tremor, fits, problems with speech or movement, depression, or other changes in mood, thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine until your doctor tells you to.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Isoxazolines derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Coxerin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Efzu, Alfuzee, Alfuflo
SERIOUS

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. Can I stop taking Coxerin when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Coxerin 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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