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Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup

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Overview

Introduction

Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat Tuberculosis. It fights against the bacteria to kill the microorganisms. It also protects the nerves, as one of the side effects of this medicine may cause harm to the nerves.

Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy.

Some of the side effects of Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup are nausea, vomiting, rashes, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while you are on the treatment.

Uses of Isocaldin Syrup

Isocaldin Syrup side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Jaundice

How to use Isocaldin Syrup

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. Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Isocaldin Syrup works

Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Isoniazid and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Isoniazid is an antibiotic which prevents the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering. This kills the bacteria and eradicates the infection. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is added to prevent nerve damage which may be a side effect of isoniazid.

Isocaldin Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup 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
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup 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
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Isocaldin 300 mg/10 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Isocaldin

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Sir,I'm a tb patient ,doctor give me medicine,but i don't know how i take this medicine ,before meal or after meal please help meThis is my medicineSolonex 300 mg R cin 600mg Pyzina 1500mg combutol 1000mg Pyridoxin 40mg
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
That u have to ask ur and also u visit dots centre for tuberculosis tratment
I have oncular tuberculosis (NOW CURED) in my eyes since may 2015 taken AKT KIT FOR 6 MONTHS at present my vision is 10% in right eye and 50% in left
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
it could be due to scarringonce scar develop at your central retina almost impossible to cureif he cud help
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References
  1. Gumbo T. Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease, and Leprosy. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2011. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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