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Zypyra 500mg Tablet

Zydus Cadila

Composition for Zypyra 500mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Zypyra 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Zypyra Tablet


Uses of Zypyra Tablet

Zypyra 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Zypyra Tablet side effects


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


How to use Zypyra 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. Zypyra 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Zypyra Tablet works

Zypyra 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

In Depth Information on Zypyra Tablet

Expert advice for Zypyra Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zypyra to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach.
  • Zypyra 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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Zypyra Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Zypyra Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zypyra 500mg 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.
Zypyra 500mg 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 Zypyra 500mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Zypyra 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zypyra 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before you start taking this medicine.
Zypyra 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zypyra 500mg 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 Zypyra Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Zypyra 500mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Zypyra Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Pyrazinamide

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

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