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Tbzide Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Tbzide Tablet


Uses of Tbzide Tablet

Tbzide Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Tbzide Tablet side effects


Jaundice, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Increased liver enzymes, Joint pain.


How to use Tbzide 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. Tbzide Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Tbzide Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Tbzide Tablet

Expert advice for Tbzide Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Tbzide Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach.
  • Tbzide 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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Tbzide Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Tbzide Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tbzide 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.
Tbzide Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Tbzide Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Tbzide Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tbzide Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before you start taking this medicine.
Tbzide Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tbzide 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 Tbzide Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Tbzide 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 Tbzide Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Pyrazinamide

Tbzide is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Tbzide 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
Tbzide kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for Tbzide is not known
Following oral intake of Tbzide, it gets converted in the body to pyrazinoic acid (active chemical form of Tbzide). 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 Tbzide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Tbzide with Probenecid
Medicines with composition Probenecid: Bencid
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