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Monocin 500mg Injection

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

Introduction

Monocin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of all forms of tuberculosis, an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs and in some cases other parts of the body. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to fight serious infections.

Monocin 500mg Injection medicine may also be given to people who are carriers (people who are infected, yet do not show any signs and symptoms of infection). It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It should be used regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping this injection too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Some people may develop side effects like low blood platelets, headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, and fever. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any liver, kidney or heart problems or if you are allergic to any medicine. You may be regularly monitored with blood tests for liver function test while using Monocin 500mg Injection.

Uses of Monocin Injection

Side effects of Monocin Injection

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 Monocin

  • Low blood platelets
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fever

How to use Monocin Injection

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

How Monocin Injection works

Monocin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It works by inactivating a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Monocin 500mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Monocin 500mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monocin 500mg Injection 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
Monocin 500mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel dizzy or faint, have problems with vision or have other side effects that could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Monocin 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monocin 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Monocin 500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Monocin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Monocin 500mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Monocin 500mg Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Your urine, tears and other secretions may become orange-red in colour. Avoid using contact lenses since they may become discolored.
  • Tell your doctor about all other medicines you are taking as Monocin 500mg Injection can interact with many medicines.
  • Avoid taking hormone-based birth control methods as Monocin 500mg Injection may decrease their effectiveness.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience unusual tiredness or loss of appetite, fever or chills.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolactams
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Monocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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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. Is rifampin a penicillin/amoxicillin/sulfa drug?

No. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. It has a structure and mechanism of action different from penicillin or amoxicillin (amoxicillin belongs to the class of penicillin antibiotics). The chemical structure and mechanism of action of rifampin is different from sulfa drugs

Q. Is rifampin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?

Rifampin is a bactericidal drug. It acts by blocking the activity of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-dependent RNA polymerase which essential for important life processes in the bacteria, thereby killing the bacteria

Q. Is rifampin an inducer or inhibitor?

Rifampin is an inducer (increases activity) of an important liver enzyme system that is responsible for the final processing and elimination of several drugs from the body

Q. What is R-cin 600 used for?

R-cin 600 is a trade name for active drug rifampin 600 mg. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. It is also used in the prevention of meningococcal meningitis and Haemophilus influenza infections. It may also be used in combination with other drugs to treat infections-Brucellosis, Legionnaires disease or serious staphylococcal infections

Q. What is R-cinex/Macox plus/R-cinex 600?

R-cinex and Macox plus are trade names for a combination of active drugs rifampin and isoniazid. It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. R-cinex 600 and Macox plus contains 600 mg of active drug rifampin and 300 mg of active drug isoniazid

Q. Can I take rifampin with ibuprofen/acetaminophen (Tylenol)?

Rifampin has no known serious drug interaction with ibuprofen or acetaminophen (trade name: Tylenol). 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 rifampin cause weight gain/weight loss/ hair loss/ constipation/ yeast infection?

No. Changes in body weight, hair loss or triggering constipation are not among the known side effects of rifampin. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. It has no known effect on causing yeast infections

Q. Does rifampin cause headaches?

Yes. Headache is a possible side effect of rifampin

Q. Does rifampin change urine color/turn urine orange?

Yes. Taking rifampin may change the color of your urine (skin, sweat, saliva, tears and feces) to brownish-red or orange. This effect is not harmful

Q. Does rifampin cause liver damage?

Rifampin is safe when used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration. Constant monitoring of liver function is important while on treatment with rifampin. Taking drugs like saquinavir, ritonavir with rifampin can cause severe liver damage. Do consult your doctor if you have any liver problem before taking rifampin.

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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: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1550-554.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1213-14.
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