Protionamide is used to treat tuberculosis.
Take protionamide regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Keep taking protionamide until the course is finished, even when you start to feel better.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time. If you often forget to take protionamide, 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
|Tell your doctor immediately
Unusual behaviour or thinking, low mood
Eye pain, changes in vision
Tingling or numbness
|Tell your doctor
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tummy pain, loss of appetite, metallic taste, more saliva than usual, drooling, pain, sores, or redness in mouth or on lips
Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness or weakness
|Tell your doctor if troublesome
Lightheaded or dizzy after standing up
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor
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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