Rezide is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Q. Is Rezide bactericidal?
Rezide 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 Rezide work/treat tuberculosis?
Rezide kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for Rezide is not known
Q. How does Rezide cause hyperuricemia and gout?
Following oral intake of Rezide, it gets converted in the body to pyrazinoic acid (active chemical form of Rezide). 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).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Oct 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.