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About the drug:
The drug is an antibiotic agent which is prescribed for tuberculosis. It contains the active ingredient Isoniazid. It is used either alone or in combination with other medicines for the treatment.
Uses of the drug:
The medicine is used alone or in combination with other medicines to prevent active TB infections in those who may be infected with the bacteria.
Working of the drug:
Isoniazid is an antibiotic which when taken works by stopping the growth of bacteria. The antibiotic will treat only bacterial infection and not viral infection.
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Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Isokin 300 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breast feeding your baby
- Are allergic to the active ingredient Isoniazid or any other ingredient of the drug
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have any allergies
- Are suffering from liver disease
- Have diabetes
- Gave birth to a child recently
- Have HIV infection
Are using any other medicines or suffering from any other ailments
How much to take the drug?
Dosage of the medicine depends upon your weight, age, response to treatment and medical condition. Doses can be on a daily or weekly basis. For adults the normal doses can be 5mg/kg in a single dose. The maximum dose that can be administered in such case is 300 mg daily. If the dose is twice or thrice a week then the normal dose is 15mg/kg and a maximum of 900 mg/day.
For children the dose changes and depends on the age, weight, severity of the condition and interaction with other drugs. Buy Isokin 300 mg online
How to take the drug?
Take this medicine by mouth on an empty stomach with the help of water. Either take it 2 hours after the meal or take it 1 hour before the meal.
For how long to take it?
The medicine is to taken for the entire period as prescribed by the doctor. It is good to take the medicine at the same time each day. If it s on a weekly basis then it should be taken on the same day of the week. Stopping the medicine before the course is over or skipping the medicine can result in return of the infection again as the bacteria will grow back.
Overdose of medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include severe drowsiness, vision changes, shallow/slow breathing etc.
It is good to take the medicine at the same time each today so that you do not miss any dose. In case you have missed any dose and you are taking the medicine daily then take the medicine as soon as you remember provided it is not very close to the next dose. However, if you are on a week schedule and you have missed a dose then you must go to your doctor and fix a new schedule.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the common side effects of the medicine include Nausea, vomiting and stomach distress. Tell your doctor in case the condition worsens or persists for long.
Some of the serious side effects of the medicine include:
- Swollen/painful joints
- Tingling of legs/arms
- Increased thirst
- Change in the amount of urine
- Vision change
- Signs of new infection
- Mood change
- Persistent sore throat
- Allergic reaction
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble in breathing
The above list is not a complete list of side effects. In case you feel any other discomfort you must contact your doctor and take suggestions.
Common drug interactions:
Sometimes when two drugs are taken together it may cause severe side effects or the medicine may not work properly. Hence, it is advisable to share with your doctor the medicines that you are taking currently so that drug interaction does not happen. Here is a list of medicines that should be avoided when taking Isoniazid:
- Certain azole antifungals
- MAO inhibitors
- SSRI antidepressants
- Valproic acid
This is not a complete list of medicines that may interact. There may be others too.
Things to remember:
- Avoid alcohol consumption while taking the medicine
- Avoid consuming tyramine containing food items such as red wine, cheese, certain meats, beer, liver, sour cream, sausages etc as it may lead to high blood pressure
- Get your blood sugar level and liver function test done regularly when you are taking the medicine
- Never share the medicine with anyone even if the person is having the same symptom.
- Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from heat, light and moisture and keep it out of the reach of children.