Overview

Uses of R-Cinex EZ Tablet

R-Cinex EZ Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

R-Cinex EZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Dark colored urine
  • Sweating
  • Increased sputum production
  • Salivation
  • Teary eyes
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Jaundice
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Visual impairment

How to use R-Cinex EZ 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. R-Cinex EZ Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid R-Cinex EZ Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How R-Cinex EZ Tablet works

R-Cinex EZ Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide which treat tuberculosis. Isoniazid works by preventing the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering, while rifampicin inactivates a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol and pyrazinamide on the other hand, work by slowing the growth of these bacteria.

R-Cinex EZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
R-Cinex EZ Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
R-Cinex EZ 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
R-Cinex EZ 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
R-Cinex EZ 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
R-Cinex EZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of R-Cinex EZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
R-Cinex EZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of R-Cinex EZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed R-Cinex EZ Tablet for the treatment of tuberculosis.
  • Take it on an empty stomach and preferably at the same time everyday.
  • Try not to forget a dose, as this increases the risk of the bacteria becoming resistant to the medicine, and also increases the risk of getting side effects.
  • It may discolour your urine, sweat, saliva and tears a reddish/orange colour. This is normal and not harmful.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking R-Cinex EZ Tablet as this may increase the risk of side effects on the liver.
  • It may cause vitamin B6 deficiency. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin B6 supplements to help avoid potential problems associated with its deficiency, such as inflammation of the nerves (neuritis). 
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method (such as condoms or a diaphragm) to prevent pregnancy while you are taking R-Cinex EZ Tablet as it may make hormonal contraceptives such as the pill less effective.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids)  within at least two hours of taking R-Cinex EZ Tablet.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better. Stopping the course early increases the risk of coming back of the infection.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to R-Cinex EZ

After having tuberculosis diagnosed she has been recommended to have R cinex EZ 2 tablets daily for 2 months then after 1tablet Risorine for 1 month and now doctor has recommended onceagain to have R cinex EZ 2tables on alternate days what to do.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
TB treatment is in 2 phases1. Intensive phase where tabs RHZE are given as in your case and in the second phase called continuation phase one one the medicines is stopped nad others continued.Please discuss with your doctor or see another doctor nearby for opinion since , the treatment may have to be modified, read about TB at http://www.arohealth.com/pulmonary-tuberculosis/
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of R-Cinex EZ cause discoloration of the urine?

Yes, R-Cinex EZ contains Rifampicin. It can cause temporary discoloration of your teeth, sweat, urine, saliva and tears (red, orange or brown color). This side effect is usually not harmful. However, discoloration of urine can be a sign of liver damage. Contact your doctor if you notice discoloration of urine accompanied with stomach pain, loss of appetite and jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).

Q. Can R-Cinex EZ cause visual impairment?

R-Cinex EZ contains Ethambutol which may cause visual impairment. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your eyesight.

Q. Can I discontinue R-Cinex EZ if I feel well?

No, do not discontinue R-Cinex EZ. Take the proper course of a drug that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. If you stop taking R-Cinex EZ then your infection may become worse, difficult to treat and it may result in drug-resistant TB (drugs you are taking may no longer work).

Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking R-Cinex EZ?

No, R-Cinex EZ can make birth control pills less effective. So, ask your doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide).

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of R-Cinex EZ?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How to take R-Cinex EZ?

Take R-Cinex EZ on an empty stomach which means at least one hour before and two hours after a meal and with full glass of water.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking R-Cinex EZ?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking R-Cinex EZ. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of hepatitis caused by R-Cinex EZ because of isoniazid.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Sep 2018.
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