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Secox 3 Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Secox 3 Capsule is a combination of three medicines. It is prescribed to treat Tuberculosis. It fights against the bacteria to kill them.

Secox 3 Capsule is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy.

Some of the side effects of Secox 3 Capsule are nausea, vomiting, rashes, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while you are on the treatment.

Uses of Secox 3 Capsule

Secox 3 Capsule side effects

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

How to use Secox 3 Capsule

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. Secox 3 Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Secox 3 Capsule with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Secox 3 Capsule works

Secox 3 Capsule is a combination of three medicines: Rifampicin, isoniazid and ethambutol, which treats tuberculosis. Rifampicin works by inactivating a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce, while isoniazid prevents these bacteria from forming their own protective covering. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol, on the other hand works by slowing the growth of these bacteria.

Secox 3 Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Secox 3 Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Secox 3 Capsule 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
Secox 3 Capsule 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
Secox 3 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Secox 3 Capsule 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
Secox 3 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Secox 3 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Secox 3 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Secox 3 Capsule may be needed. 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

  • It is best to take the medicine on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.
  • Finish the prescribed course of medicine, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
  • It can make birth control pills less effective so ask the doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide).
  • 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. 

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Secox 3

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Infertility
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FAQs

Q. Which is the best time to take Secox 3?

Take Secox 3 exactly as directed by your doctor. It is best to take the medicine on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.

Q. Can the use of Secox 3 make birth control pills ineffective?

Yes, Secox 3 can make birth control pills less effective. Ask the doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide).

Q. Is tuberculosis a curable disease?

Yes, tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease and can be cured with 6–9 months of treatment. Drug-resistant forms of TB are also curable, but more difficult to treat. Treatment for drug-resistant TB can last up to 2 years and require medications that can cause serious side effects.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Secox 3?

Keep this medicine in the packet or 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. Can the use of Secox 3 cause discoloration of the urine?

Yes, Secox 3 contains rifampicin which 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. Call your doctor if you have discoloration of urine with stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).

Q. Can I discontinue Secox 3 if I feel well?

No, do not discontinue Secox 3. Take the proper course of the drug that has been prescribed to you even if you begin to feel better. If you stop taking Secox 3, your infection may become worse and difficult to treat. It may even result in drug-resistant TB i.e. drugs you were taking may no longer work for Tuberculosis.

Q. Can Secox 3 cause visual impairment?

Secox 3 contains Ethambutol, which may cause visual impairment. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your eyesight.

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References
  1. Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease, and Leprosy. In: Hilal-Dandan R, Brunton LL. Goodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2nd ed. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2014. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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