Pyzina Kid 300 Mg Tablet 10
Pyrazinamide, the active ingredient of Pyzina is an antibiotic agent which fights against bacteria. It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis in combination with other anti-tuberculosis medicines.
How does the drug work?
The exact mechanism of pyrazinamide is not clear so far. It is believed to act by disrupting the cell membrane of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, thus, preventing the growth of the bacteria.
What are the common side effect?
The common Pyzina side effects are loss of appetite, joint or muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting.
• Pyzina should not be taken alone but should be combined with other drugs for tuberculosis. Otherwise, the TB bacterium can develop resistance.
• Do not use this medicine if a severe liver disease or gout (a form of arthritis) or a past allergic reaction to pyrazinamide is present.
• Tell the doctor if conditions such as diabetes, gout, liver disease, HIV or AIDS. The doctor will check the uric acid levels and liver enzymes to ensure safe prescription of Pyzina.
• Inform the doctor in case of pregnancy, lactation and plan for pregnancy. The doctor will decide if giving this medicine is safe for such women.
• Use of any other medicines along with Pyzina, needs a doctor’s confirmation. This is to ensure a safe use of multiple drugs while avoiding pyrazinamide drug interactions.
• Do not drink alcohol while using Pyzina. In case of a history of alcohol abuse, inform the doctor.
• Follow the instructions provided by the doctor carefully to minimize the Pyzina side effects.
1. Should I take the Pyrazinamide tablets on empty stomach? You should take Pyrazinamide tablets with food to help in better absorption of the drug.
2. How long is the treatment of TB? Usually, the treatment for TB lasts for about 6 months or even more.
3. Should I inform about weight gain during pyrazinamide therapy? Yes. You should inform the doctor about any changes in your weight. The doctor will modify the dose of pyrazinamide based on your current weight.
4. Can I use pyrazinamide drug to treat common cold? No. Pyrazinamide does not treat viral infections such as common cold or flu. Talk to a doctor for the right drug for your problem.
5. What should I do in case of overdose with pyrazinamide tablets? Do not delay if you notice the symptoms of overdose with pyrazinamide. Immediately call up for a physician’s help.