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Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Sunibutol Tablet

Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet is an antibiotic used for the treatment of tuberculosis. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food to avoid stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early can result in treatment failure and in the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This can lead to serious health complications. If you miss a dose, 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.


Some people may experience color blindness and visual impairment, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can lower the sugar levels in the blood. If you are diabetic, you should monitor your blood sugar regularly. Your doctor may monitor your liver function, vision and thyroid function while on treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Sunibutol Tablet

Sunibutol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Visual impairment
  • Color blindness

How to use Sunibutol 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. Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Sunibutol Tablet works

Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Sunibutol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet 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
Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet 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
Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Sunibutol 800 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
Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Sunibutol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sunibutol 800 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

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Expert Advice

  • Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet is effective at treating tuberculosis when taken together with other antibacterial drugs.
  • It has to be taken for several months in order for it work properly (usually 6 months).
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It can lower your blood sugar. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar regularly.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function, vision and thyroid function while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Do not stop taking Sunibutol 800 mg Tablet even if you start to feel better. Stopping early can result in treatment failure and in the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This can be life-threatening and lead to other serious health risks.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sunibutol 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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sunibutol

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Extra pulmonary tuberculosis mdr tb for spinal card treatment
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
This needs to be examined and treated in the clinic
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
Lungs Specialist
If sputum is positive for Tb , treatment is absolutely essential. Read more at www.arohealth.com/tuberculosis
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FAQs

Q. My child vomited after taking Sunibutol. What should be done?

If your child vomited within 30 minutes of taking Sunibutol, give the same dose again. If vomiting occurred 30 minutes after taking Sunibutol, you need not repeat the dose. If your child vomits again after taking Sunibutol, consult your doctor.

Q. For how long does Sunibutol stay in your system?

Sunibutol stays for about 24 hours in your system. This duration varies from person to person and maybe different for patients with kidney problems.

Q. Will Sunibutol work if I have developed tuberculosis for the second time?

Yes, it will work if you had taken proper treatment and got cured when you developed tuberculosis for the first time. If you have any doubt, ask your doctor.

Q. Is it necessary to take so many TB drugs simultaneously? Is there no single medicine which can provide a cure for tuberculosis?

Yes, it is important that you take all the prescribed TB drugs together for the recommended duration, else you will not be cured. A single drug is not prescribed to treat TB because it may increase the risk of developing multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, which is very difficult to treat.

Q. What is drug resistance? Can I become resistant to Sunibutol?

Sometimes it happens that bacteria gets modified in your body and stops reacting to the medicine. As a result, the medicine stops working. This is called drug resistance. Drug resistance is uncommon if Sunibutol is used in combination with other TB drugs.

Q. Can Sunibutol treatment be taken for more than two months?

Yes, Sunibutol can be continued for more than 2 months, depending on your condition and as per your doctor’s advice. If after 2 months, your investigations show that the TB bacteria are still active, you may have to take Sunibutol for 1 more month. In case you are resistant to other TB drugs, you may have to take Sunibutol and other TB drugs (for which you are not drug resistant) for longer than 2 months.

Q. What are the warning signals which should prompt me to stop taking Sunibutol?

You should consult your doctor and consider stopping the medicine immediately if you develop any vision problems like blurred vision, color blindness or any kidney problems like decreased amount of urine and swelling of your legs and feet. You may even develop liver troubles like nausea, vomiting and yellowish color of skin and eyes. Beware of all these symptoms and consult your doctor immediately.

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