Cycloserine

 

General English name: Cycloserine

Application: Tuberculosis (tuberculosis)

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of cycloserine

Cycloserine Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking cycloserine

Contraindications to cycloserine

Cycloserine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of cycloserine on driving

Drug interaction of cycloserine

Cycloserine Warning

Side effects of cycloserine

Side effects of cycloserine overdose (cycloserine poisoning)

Storage conditions of Cycloserine

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of cycloserine

Capsule

 

Cycloserine Drug Information

Cycloserine is used to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs but can affect other parts of the body as well. This infection can be treated with a 6-month course of medication. Several drugs must be used to treat tuberculosis. Cycloserine is just one of these drugs.

Cycloserine treats tuberculosis infection and its symptoms by killing the bacteria that cause it.

 

The correct amount and method of taking cycloserine

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Cycloserine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your lung doctor has told you. Usually in the first two weeks of treatment, one Cycloserine capsule is given twice a day and then the dose is increased to two capsules twice a day.
  • Swallow the cycloserine capsule with some water and avoid chewing.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to cycloserine

Note the expiration date of the cycloserine drug and do not take it if the expiration date on your medicine has expired.

Never give Cycloserine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with cycloserine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Cycloserine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of cycloserine on driving

Cycloserine causes drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid driving or operating machinery to relieve these symptoms.

 

 Drug interaction of cycloserine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

If you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, tell your doctor or pharmacist, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam), alp Diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Cycloserine Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cycloserine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have a mental illness such as depression.
  • If you are addicted to alcohol
  • If you have porphyria blood disease.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of cycloserine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Headache

Feeling sleepy, drowsy and dizzy

Feeling shivering, confused, mood swings, allergic skin rash

Change in the results of some blood tests

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Cycloserine.

 

Side effects of cycloserine overdose (cycloserine poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as confusion, hot flashes, hallucinations, seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Cycloserine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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