Q. What is Kapocin 750 Injection? What is it used for?
Kapocin 750 Injection belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. It is used to treat tuberculosis (TB) that has become resistant to other medicines that are used commonly for its management. Kapocin 750 Injection is used in combination with other anti-tuberculosis medicines when the primary agents (isoniazid, rifampicin, streptomycin and ethambutol) have been ineffective or cannot be used because of toxicity or the presence of resistant bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).
Q. Who should not be treated with Kapocin 750 Injection?
People who are allergic to Kapocin 750 Injection or any of its ingredients should avoid using Kapocin 750 Injection. Along with that, people who have or ever had problems with kidneys or creatinine levels should remain cautious while taking Kapocin 750 Injection. It is advised to inform your doctor about any health issues that you have or ever had in the past to avoid any complications.
Q. What should I know before starting treatment with Kapocin 750 Injection?
Before starting treatment with Kapocin 750 Injection, audiometry test and kidney function tests must be done. These tests are required to check the present condition of ears and kidneys as Kapocin 750 Injection can affect their functioning. Therefore, patients with known kidney disease are treated with Kapocin 750 Injection only if the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since hypokalemia (low potassium levels) may occur during Kapocin 750 Injection therapy, serum potassium levels should also be determined frequently along with regular monitoring of kidney function. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.
Q. How is Kapocin 750 Injection administered?
Kapocin 750 Injection should be administered into a muscle (intramuscularly)under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on your condition and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Kapocin 750 Injection.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, Kapocin 750 Injection should be used in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Kapocin 750 Injection can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in the severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Kapocin 750 Injection?
Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform the doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Kapocin 750 Injection when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Kapocin 750 Injection and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Talk to your doctor if you are not sure.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 4th Aug 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.