Bedaquiline - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Bedaquiline
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :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 :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.