Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Mycostat Tablet
Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Mycostat Tablet side effects
Common
  • Visual impairment
  • Color blindness
How to use Mycostat 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. Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Mycostat Tablet works
Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
Mycostat Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mycostat 1000 mg 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
SAFE
Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Mycostat 1000 mg 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
Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Mycostat Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet, 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.
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Mycostat 1000 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience vision changes or eye pain, swelling of face, rashes, breathing difficulty, numbness, headache, fever or chills.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mycostat with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
MINOR
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
MINOR

FAQs

Q. Does Mycostat cause blindness?
Optic neuritis (inflammation of nerve fibers that transmit visual information from your eye to the brain) is one of the side effects of Mycostat which causes several forms of eye defect. Although these conditions are reversible upon discontinuation of the drug, rare cases of irreversible blindness have also been reported. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms: decreased clearness of vision, loss of vision, disturbed vision due to blind spots, color blindness, visual field defect and eye pain
Q. Does Mycostat induce hyperuricemia/how does Mycostat induce hyperuricemia?
Yes. Increase in blood levels of uric acid is a side effect of Mycostat. It increases the retention of uric acid in the body by decreasing the excretion of urates (uric acid) by the kidneys
Q. How does Mycostat work in the body?
Mycostat is an antibiotic effective against tuberculosis causing bacteria. It suppresses the growth of the bacteria by interfering with the formation of the outer protective covering (cell wall) of the bacteria, thereby weakening the bacteria
Q. What is Mycostat toxicity/How does Mycostat cause optic neuritis/how does Mycostat affect vision?
Mycostat toxicity involves toxic effects on the eyes (optic neuritis/optic neuropathy) which are related to the dose and duration of Mycostat treatment. It causes optic neuritis (inflammation of nerve fibers in the eye) by interfering with important cellular activities (mitochondrial toxicity) in the nerve cells and inducing nerve damage (neuropathy) thereby affecting the transmission of visual information from the eye to brain. The symptoms of Mycostat induced optic neuritis include: decreased clearness of vision, loss of vision, disturbed vision due to blind spots, color blindness, visual field defect and eye pain
Q. What does Mycostat treat?
Mycostat is an antibiotic effective against tuberculosis causing bacteria. It is used in the prevention, treatment and second time treatment of tuberculosis (a serious infection caused by bacteria that affects the lungs and in certain cases other parts of the body)
Q. Is Mycostat bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Mycostat is both a bacteriostatic and a bactericidal antibiotic. It suppresses the growth of bacteria (bacteriostatic) by interfering with the formation of the outer protective covering (cell wall) of the bacteria, thereby weakening it and causing cell death in certain cases (bactericidal)
Q. Is Mycostat hepatotoxic?
Liver toxicities are among the known side effects of Mycostat. Inflammation of liver (hepatitis), abnormal liver function causing yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), abnormal liver function tests (blood tests to assess health of liver) and very rarely liver failure have been noted in patients receiving multi drug (including Mycostat) treatment for tuberculosis. Please contact your doctor before taking Mycostat if you have any liver problems
Q. Is Mycostat toxicity reversible?
In most cases Mycostat toxicities are related to dose (depends upon the quantity of Mycostat you take) and duration of treatment and are reversible upon discontinuation. However, serious irreversible damage to eye and liver has been reported in rare cases
Q. Is Mycostat chemotherapy?
Mycostat is an antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Do not confuse it with chemotherapy or chemo drugs used for the treatment of cancer
Q. Mycostat is effective against?
Mycostat is effective against most tuberculosis causing bacteria belonging to Mycobacterium family (M. tuberculosis, M. avium complex, M. kansasii, M. marinum).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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