Prothionamide

Information about Prothionamide

Prothionamide Uses

Prothionamide is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

How Prothionamide works

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

Common side effects of Prothionamide

Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Gastric irritation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Depression, Weakness, Sleepiness
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Expert advice for Prothionamide

  • Prothionamide 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 Prothionamide 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.

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