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General Information on Cycloserine

Generic Name : Cycloserine

Pronunciation : sigh-kloe-SER-een

Latest prescription information about Cycloserine. 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.
ICD Code : Y41.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Tuberculosis

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cycloserine

Why is Cycloserine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for tuberculosis (TB). It is also used to treat certain urinary tract infections. It stops or slows the growth of bacterial cells.

When should Cycloserine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney impairment, porphyria, depression, epilepsy, severe anxiety, psychosis, chronic alcoholism, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cycloserine?

PO- With other drugs: Initial: 250 mg twice daily for 2 wk, increase to 0.5-1 gm/day in divided doses. Max: 1 gm/day.

How should Cycloserine be taken?

It comes as a tablet or capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cycloserine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of anxiety, kidney or liver disease, blood disorder, alcoholism, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

Monitor complete blood cell counts, kidney and liver function, and cycloserine level in blood regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Cycloserine?

   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, irritability, tingling, speech difficulties, fainting, drowsiness, tremor, psychosis and depression.
   Miscellaneous : Sensitivity to light, rash, anemia and changes in liver function tests.

What are the other precautions for Cycloserine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cycloserine?

Store it at room temperature.

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