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P-Zide 500 mg Tablet

Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for P-Zide 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of P-Zide 500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of P-Zide Tablet

Uses of P-Zide Tablet

P-Zide 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

P-Zide Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of P-Zide are Jaundice, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Increased liver enzymes, Joint pain.

How to use P-Zide 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. P-Zide 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How P-Zide Tablet works

P-Zide 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
In Depth Information on P-Zide Tablet

Expert advice for P-Zide Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed P-Zide 500 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach.
  • P-Zide 500 mg Tablet may cause a rash after sun exposure; hence avoid sun exposure.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience skin rash, severe itching or hives, pain or swelling in the joints, yellowing of the skin or eyes or dark urine, weakness, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite.
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P-Zide Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for P-Zide Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
P-Zide 500 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
P-Zide 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether P-Zide 500 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
P-Zide 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of P-Zide 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before you start taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
P-Zide 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of P-Zide 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.

What if you miss a dose of P-Zide Tablet?

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If you miss a dose of P-Zide 500 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.

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Frequently asked questions about P-Zide Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Pyrazinamide
Q. What is P-Zide and what is it used for?
P-Zide is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Q. Is P-Zide bactericidal?
P-Zide is both a bacteriostatic and a bactericidal antibiotic. It stops the growth of bacteria (bacteriostatic) in certain cases and kills (bactericidal) the tuberculosis causing bacteria in other cases
Q. How does P-Zide work/treat tuberculosis?
P-Zide kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for P-Zide is not known
Q. How does P-Zide cause hyperuricemia and gout?
Following oral intake of P-Zide, it gets converted in the body to pyrazinoic acid (active chemical form of P-Zide). Pyrazinoic acid blocks the excretion of urates (salt form of uric acid) by the kidneys. This causes an increase in blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia). Excess uric acid accumulation between joints causes pain, swelling, redness and stiffness in joints (gout).

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking P-Zide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
P-Zide with Allopurinol
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Medicines with composition Allopurinol: Urinol, Zeric, Seloric, Aluric, Alopinol, Xoric, Algor, Purolic, Urxoall, Alur
P-Zide with Probenecid
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Medicines with composition Probenecid: Bencid

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