Zypyra 500 mg 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 500 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
You can take it with food or on an empty stomach.
Zypyra 500 mg 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.
Zypyra Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Zypyra Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zypyra 500 mg 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 500 mg 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 500 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Zypyra 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zypyra 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Kidney function tests are advised before you start taking this medicine.
Zypyra 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zypyra 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.
If you miss a dose of Zypyra 500 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.
Zypyra is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Q. Is Zypyra bactericidal?
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
Q. How does Zypyra work/treat tuberculosis?
Zypyra kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for Zypyra is not known
Q. How does Zypyra cause hyperuricemia and gout?
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).