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Kapocin 750 Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Kapocin Powder for Injection

Kapocin 750 Injection is an antibiotic used in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, in combination with other medicines. It works by stopping the growth of tubercular bacteria which have become resistant to the commonly used first-line medicines.

Kapocin 750 Injection is given as an injection directly into a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

This medicine may lead to nausea, vomiting, and injection site pain as side effects in some patients. Rarely, it may lead to balance disorder (loss of balance), kidney damage and hearing loss. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine. Your doctor may monitor you with regular kidney function tests, hearing tests and urine tests during treatment. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or if any of the side effects bother you.

Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as this medicine may cause dizziness. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Kapocin Powder for Injection

Kapocin Powder for Injection side effects

Common
  • Injection site pain
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Renal disorder
  • Hearing loss

How to use Kapocin Powder for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Kapocin Powder for Injection works

Kapocin 750 Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Kapocin Powder for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Kapocin 750 Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kapocin 750 Injection 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
Kapocin 750 Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Kapocin 750 Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Kapocin 750 Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kapocin 750 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Kapocin 750 Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, regular monitoring of liver function test is advised in patients with liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Kapocin Powder for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Kapocin 750 Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Kapocin 750 Injection is used for the treatment of tuberculosis, in combination with other medicines.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • It is given by an injection into a muscle.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Kapocin 750 Injection may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood, urine, and hearing tests while you are on this medication.
  • Your doctor will ensure that you are well hydrated before and during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue Kapocin 750 Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
     

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Kapocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Vistovanc
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Brand(s): Tenvir AF
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Brand(s): Zidohope
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Kapocin

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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. How long does Kapocin takes to work?

Usually, Kapocin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Kapocin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Kapocin or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Kapocin if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Kapocin 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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