Coxter Kit 4 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Coxter Kit 4 Tablet
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet 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 Coxter Kit 4 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. Coxter Kit 4 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Coxter Kit 4 Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
How Coxter Kit 4 Tablet works
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet 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.
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Coxter Kit 4 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
Coxter Kit 4 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet 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
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Coxter Kit 4 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Coxter Kit 4 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coxter Kit 4 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.

Alternate Brands

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Coxter Kit 4 cause discoloration of the urine?
Yes, Coxter Kit 4 contain Rifampicin. It causes temporary discoloration of your teeth, sweat, urine, saliva, and tears (red, orange, or brown colour). This side effect is usually not harmful. However, discoloration of urine can be a sign of liver damage. Call your doctor if you have discoloration of urine with stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Q. Can Coxter Kit 4 cause visual impairment?
Coxter Kit 4 contain ethambutol, which may cause visual impairment. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your eyesight.
Q. Can I discontinue Coxter Kit 4 if I feel well?
No, do not discontinue Coxter Kit 4.Take the proper course of a drug that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. if you stop taking Coxter Kit 4 then your infection may become worse, may become 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 Coxter Kit 4?
No, Coxter Kit 4 can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking Coxter Kit 4.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Coxter Kit 4?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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 Coxter Kit 4?
Take Coxter Kit 4 empty stomach, at leas one hour before and two hours after a meal and with full glass of water.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Coxter Kit 4?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Coxter Kit 4. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of hepatitis caused by Coxter Kit 4 because of isoniazid.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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