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Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Information about Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Uses

Isoniazid+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

How Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) works

Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is a combination of two medicines: Isoniazid and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Isoniazid is an antibiotic which prevents the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering. This kills the bacteria and eradicates the infection. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is added to prevent nerve damage which may be a side effect of isoniazid.

Common side effects of Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Rash, Fever, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Increased liver enzymes, Jaundice
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Available Medicine for Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

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SiozideAlbert David Ltd
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IpcazideIpca Laboratories Ltd
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Expert advice for Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

  • Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) should be taken on an empty stomach but at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Isoniazid + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it can enhance the dizziness.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function, vision and thyroid function while on treatment with this medicine.

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