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Pyrazinamide Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pyrazinamide ?
- What are the possible side effects of pyrazinamide ?
- What is the most important information I should know about pyrazinamide ?
- Who should not take pyrazinamide ?
- How should I take pyrazinamide ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while taking pyrazinamide ?
- What other drugs will affect pyrazinamide ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose ?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an pyrazinamide overdose are not well known. Liver damage has been detected.
What should I avoid while taking pyrazinamide ?
There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with pyrazinamide unless your doctor directs otherwise.
What other drugs will affect pyrazinamide ?
Pyrazinamide may decrease the effects of allopurinol (Zyloprim). A dosage adjustment may be necessary if you take pyrazinamide during treatment with allopurinol.
Pyrazinamide may affect the Acetest and Ketostix urine tests for ketones. This reaction can cause a pink-brown color to appear.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with pyrazinamide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pyrazinamide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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