Bedaquiline - Drug Information

Generic Name : Bedaquiline
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Latest prescription information about Bedaquiline. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

International- Sirturo.

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is a diarylquinoline anti-tuberculosis drug, prescribed for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with other medications.  

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

PO- The recommended dose is 400 mg once daily for 2 weeks followed by 200 mg 3 times per week for 22 weeks.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of abnormal heart rhythm, congenital long QT syndrome, other heart, liver or kidney problems, HIV infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor ECGs frequently.
Non-adherence to the treatment regimen could result in failure or resistance.

Side Effects : 

  Most Common
- Nausea, joint pain, headache, coughing up of blood and chest pain.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store at 25C.


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