Information about Pyrazinamide
Pyrazinamide is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
How Pyrazinamide works
Pyrazinamide is an antitubercular medicine. In the body, it gets converted to pyrazinoic acid. This pyrazinoic acid inhibits fatty acid synthase I (bacterial enzyme), which is essential for bacterial growth. Thus, it works as a bacteriocidal to prohibit their growth and treats tuberculosis.
Common side effects of Pyrazinamide
Jaundice, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Increased liver enzymes, Joint pain
Available Medicine for Pyrazinamide
₹44 to ₹984 variant(s)
P ZideCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹44 to ₹983 variant(s)
MacrozideMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹26 to ₹835 variant(s)
Pza CibaNovartis India Ltd
₹6 to ₹664 variant(s)
MzideMarc Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹49 to ₹803 variant(s)
₹17 to ₹1113 variant(s)
P MideConcept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
PyranijSunij Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹39 to ₹612 variant(s)
TicimideThemis Medicare Ltd
₹40 to ₹642 variant(s)
PyramidQue Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹54 to ₹572 variant(s)
Expert advice for Pyrazinamide
- Pyrazinamide along with other medications effectively treats tuberculosis.
- Do not to forget a dose, as this increases the risk of the bacteria becoming resistant to the medicine, and also increases the risk of getting side effects.
- Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Pyrazinamide as this may increase the risk of side effects on the liver.
- Use a reliable contraceptive method (such as condoms or a diaphragm) to prevent pregnancy while you are taking Pyrazinamide as it may make hormonal contraceptives such as the pill less effective.