Pyrazinamide is used to treat tuberculosis.
Take pyrazinamide regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Keep taking pyrazinamide until the course is finished, even if you start to feel better.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time. If you often forget to take pyrazinamide, your tuberculosis may not be fully treated.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Reduced number of blood cells that help your blood to clot - symptoms include: easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately
Tiredness, dizziness, pale skin
Joint or muscle aches or pains
|Tell your doctor
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
|Tell your doctor if troublesome
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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