Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup

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Composition for Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup

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Medicine Overview of Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup

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Uses of Isoniazid

Isoniazid is used in the treatment of tuberculosis
It is also used to treat inactive (latent) TB .
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Side effects of Isoniazid

Common

Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Increased liver enzymes, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Jaundice.

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How to use Isoniazid

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Avoid Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup works

Isoniazid is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
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Uses of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.
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Side effects of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Common

Burning sensation, Tightness sensation, Headache, Nausea, Sleepiness, Stomach upset, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation.

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How to use Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Avoid Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup works

Vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) provides essential nutrients.

In Depth Information on Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup

Expert advice for Isoniazid

  • Take it on an empty stomach (if it upsets your stomach, take it with food).
  • Take it as and when prescribed (in case you skip a dose, do not take two doses at one time).
  • In order to kill the TB bacteria and cure the disease completely, you will have to take this medicine for 6 to 12 months (your doctor will the precise duration for which you will take the medicine).
  • You need to take vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) along with Isoniazid. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) will prevent possible numbness and tingling fingers and toes that may be caused by Isoniazid.
Warnings
Special precautions for Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause symptoms such as flus
hing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is safe to use during lactation
. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup can cause fits, mental health problems and optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause loss of vision.) This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Isocald
in 300 mg/10 mg Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Isoniazid

Q. Is Isoniazid an antibiotic?
Isoniazid is an antibiotic used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis or TB (a serious infection caused by bacteria that affects the lungs and in certain cases other parts of the body)
Q. Is Isoniazid chemotherapy/chemotherapy drug?
Isoniazid is a primary antibiotic used for treatment of tuberculosis. Do not confuse it with chemotherapy or chemo drugs used for the treatment of cancer
Q. Is Isoniazid bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Isoniazid is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. It stops or suppresses growth of tuberculosis causing bacteria by interfering with the formation of protective outer covering (cell wall) which is essential for their growth
Q. Is Isoniazid safe?
Yes. Isoniazid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Isoniazid a MAOI?
Isoniazid has very weak inhibitory activity on enzymes monoamine oxidases (MAO); however it is not used as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
Q. Is Isoniazid a sulfa drug?
No. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Isoniazid is different from sulfa drugs
Q. Is Isoniazid an inducer or inhibitor?
Isoniazid is an inhibitor (decreases activity) of an important liver enzyme system that is responsible for the final processing and elimination of several drugs from the body
Q. Can I take isoniazid with ibuprofen/Benadryl/Nyquil/Aleve/Mucinex/amoxicillin?
There no known serious drug interactions of isoniazid with ibuprofen, paracetamol (trade name: Tylenol), naproxen (trade name: Aleve), amoxicillin or any active drug present in Nyquil or Mucinex. Please inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
Q. Does Isoniazid cause weight loss/weight gain/hair loss/diarrhea/affect menstruation?
Changes in body weight (gain/loss), hair loss, diarrhea or changes in menstruation are not among the known side effects of Isoniazid. You may experience few of these side effects while on multi drug (including Isoniazid) treatment for tuberculosis
Q. Does Isoniazid cause acne/make you tired/cause constipation?
You may experience unusual tiredness, constipation or acne while on treatment with Isoniazid. Please inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
Q. Does Isoniazid affect birth control?
Isoniazid has no known interaction with commonly used oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, multidrug treatment for tuberculosis contains active drug rifampin that decreases the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and hampers birth control.
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