Rifampicin is generally used in treatment of leprosy and tuberculosis
Isoniazid is generally used in treatment of the treatment of tuberculosis. It is typically also used treat inactive (latent) TB .
Ethambutol is generally used in treatment of the treatment of tuberculosis.
Pyrazinamide is generally used in treatment of the treatment of tuberculosis.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Rifampicin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Rifampicin is to be taken empty stomach.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Isoniazid is to be taken empty stomach.Avoid Isoniazid with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Ethambutol, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Ethambutol is to be taken with food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Pyrazinamide, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Pyrazinamide is to be taken with food.
Rifampicin is an antibiotic. It makes the condition better by deactivating RNA-polymerase(a bacterial enzyme) that's necessary for the bacteria to reproduce and carry out vital-functions.
Isoniazid is an antibiotic. It kills the tuberculosis causing bacteria to make the condition better.
Ethambutol is an antibiotic. It slows the growth of tuberculosis causing bacteria and works to make the condition better.
Pyrazinamide is an antibiotic. It slows the growth of tuberculosis causing bacteria and works to make the condition better.
Q. Is rifampin a penicillin/amoxicillin/sulfa drug?
No. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. It has a structure and mechanism of action different from penicillin or amoxicillin (amoxicillin belongs to the class of penicillin antibiotics). The chemical structure and mechanism of action of rifampin is different from sulfa drugs
Q. Is rifampin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Rifampin is a bactericidal drug. It acts by blocking the activity of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-dependent RNA polymerase which essential for important life processes in the bacteria, thereby killing the bacteria
Q. Is rifampin an inducer or inhibitor?
Rifampicin is an inducer of an important liver enzyme system that is responsible for the final processing and removal of several medicines from the body
Q. What is R-cin 600 used for?
Rifampicin 600 is a trade name for active medicine rifampicin 600 mg.
Rifampicin is an antibiotic generally used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. it is also used in combination with other medicines to treat Legionnaires disease or serious staphylococcal infections infections-Brucellosis, and also be used in the prevention of meningococcal meningitis and Haemophilus influenza infections.
Q. What is R-cinex/Macox plus/R-cinex 600?
R-cinex and Macox plus are trade names for a combination of active drugs rifampin and isoniazid. It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. R-cinex 600 and Macox plus contains 600 mg of active drug rifampin and 300 mg of active drug isoniazid
Q. Can I take rifampin with ibuprofen/acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Rifampicin has not known to serious drug interaction with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Consult our doctor about the medication you are currently using to avoid interactions that may decrease the effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
Q. Does rifampin cause weight gain/weight loss/ hair loss/ constipation/ yeast infection?
No, Rifampicin is an antibiotic generally used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. weight gain, hair loss or constipation are not among the known side effects of Rifampicin and no known the effect of causing yeast infections.
Q. Does rifampin cause headaches?
Yes, Rifampicin may cause a headache.
Q. Does rifampin change urine color/turn urine orange?
Yes, Using Rifampicin may change the color of your urine to orange or brownish-red. But This effect is not harmful.
Q. Does rifampin cause liver damage?
Regular monitoring of liver function is essential while on treatment with Rifampicin. Using Rifampicinwith drugs like saquinavir, ritonavir can cause severe liver damage. Before taking Rifampicin you should consult your doctor if you have any liver problem. However, Rifampicin is safe when used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration.
Q. Is Isoniazid an antibiotic?
Yes, Isoniazid is an antibiotic. It is used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis or TB (a serious infection caused by bacteria that affects the lungs and in certain cases other parts of the body)
Q. Is Isoniazid chemotherapy/chemotherapy drug?
Isoniazid is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. It act as a primary antibiotic .Do not confuse it with chemo medicines or chemotherapy used for the treatment of cancer
Q. Is Isoniazid bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Isoniazid stops or suppresses the growth of tuberculosis-causing bacteria by interfering with the formation of a protective outer covering which is required for their growth.so it is a bacteriostatic antibiotic.
Q. Is Isoniazid safe?
Yes,Isoniazid is safe if used for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as recommended by your doctor.
Q. Is Isoniazid a MAOI?
Isoniazid it is not used as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It has very weak inhibitory activity on enzymes monoamine oxidases (MAO)
Q. Is Isoniazid a sulfa drug?
The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Isoniazid is different from sulfa drugs.
Q. Is Isoniazid an inducer or inhibitor?
Isoniazid is an inhibitor (decreases activity). It inhibits an important liver enzyme system that is responsible for the final processing and elimination of several drugs from the body.
Q. Can I take Isoniazid with ibuprofen/Benadryl/Nyquil/Aleve/Mucinex/amoxicillin?
There no known serious drug interactions of Isoniazid with ibuprofen, paracetamol (trade name: Tylenol), naproxen (trade name: Aleve), amoxicillin or any active drug present in Nyquil or Mucinex. Please inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
Q. Does Isoniazid cause weight loss/weight gain/hair loss/diarrhea/affect menstruation?
Changes in weight (gain/loss), hair loss, diarrhea or changes in menstruation don't seem to be among the known side effects of Isoniazid . you will experience few of those side effects while on multi drug (including ) treatment for T.B
Q. Does Isoniazid cause acne/make you tired/cause constipation?
While on treatment with Isoniazid you may experience unusual tiredness, constipation or acne. Always inform your physician about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects.
Q. Does Isoniazid affect birth control?
Isoniazid has no known interaction with normally used oral contraceptives (birth management pills). However, multidrug treatment for T.B. contains active drug rifampin that decreases the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and hampers contraception.
Q. Does Ethambutol cause blindness?
Ethambutol is said to cause Optic neuritis(inflammation of nerve fibers that transmit visual information from your eye to the brain) as one of the side effects. However, this condition can be cured with the discontinuation of Ethambutol. If you notice symptoms of decreased vision, disturbed vision due to blind spots, visual field defect, eye pain and loss of vision you should immediately inform your doctor.
Q. Does Ethambutol induce hyperuricemia/how does Ethambutol induce hyperuricemia?
The increase of uric acid in the blood levels is known as hyperuricemia and Ethambutol is said to cause hyperuricemia as one of its side effects. It induces hyperuricemia by retaining the uric acid in the body and decreasing the excretion of urates (uric acid) by the kidneys.
Q. How does Ethambutol work in the body?
Ethambutol is an antibiotic drug that works against tuberculosis-causing bacteria. The growth of the tuberculosis-causing bacteria is suppressed by Ethambutol as it inhibits the formation of the cell wall of the bacteria. Thus weakening the bacteria.
Q. What is Ethambutol toxicity/How does Ethambutol cause optic neuritis/how does Ethambutol affect vision?
NAME} toxicity is the toxic effects on the eyes(optic neuritis/optic neuropathy)caused by the dose and duration of treatment. It creates optic neuritis (inflammation of nerve fibers in the eye) by interfering with significant cellular actions (mitochondrial toxicity) in the nerve cells and producing nerve damage (neuropathy) through damaging the transmission of visual information from the eye to brain. The signs of Ethambutol induced optic neuritis include: disturbed vision due to blind spots, loss of vision, reduced clearness of vision, color blindness, visual field defect and eye pain
Q. What does Ethambutol treat?
Ethambutol is an antibiotic effective against tuberculosis causing bacteria. It is used in the prevention, treatment and second time treatment of tuberculosis (a serious infection caused by bacteria that affects the lungs and in certain cases other parts of the body)
Q. Is Ethambutol bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ethambutol is an antibiotic which is both bacteriostatic and bactericidal. It suppresses the growth of the bacteria(bacteriostatic) by inhibiting the formation of the cell wall of the bacteria, thus weakening and causing cell death (bactericidal).
Q. Is Ethambutol hepatotoxic?
One of the side effects of Ethambutol is Liver toxicities. Patients using multiple drugs including Ethambutol for tuberculosis treatment are likely to develop Abnormal liver function causing yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), and very rare liver failure. It is recommended to consult your doctor if you have any liver problems before taking Ethambutol.
Q. Is Ethambutol toxicity reversible?
The toxicity of Ethambutol is related with the dosage and the period of treatment. The toxicity is reversible with the discontinuation of usage. In very rare cases, severe irreversible liver and eye damage have been reported.
Q. Is Ethambutol chemotherapy?
Ethambutol is not a chemo drug or used in chemotherapy. It is an antibiotic used for the treatment of tuberculosis.
Q. Ethambutol is effective against?
Ethambutol is an antibiotic effective against the treatment of tuberculosis-causing bacteria belonging to the Mycobacterium family(M. avium complex, M. kansasii, (M. tuberculosis, and M. marinum)
Q. What is Pyrazinamide and what is it used for?
Pyrazinamide is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Q. Is Pyrazinamide bactericidal?
Pyrazinamide belongs to both bacteriostatic and a bactericidal antibiotic.In certain cases it stops the growth of bacteria (bacteriostatic) and in other cases it kills the bacteria (bactericidal) that causes tuberculosis.
Q. How does Pyrazinamide work/treat tuberculosis?
Though the exact mechanism of Pyrazinamide is unknown, it kills or halts the growth of bacteria that generates tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).
Q. How does Pyrazinamide cause hyperuricemia and gout?
Pyrazinamide in the body gets transformed to pyrazinoic acid that blocks the discharge of urates via kidneys. As a result excess uric acid will be present in the joints causing pain, swelling, redness and stiffness in joints (gout).