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AFB 4 is an antibiotic agent, prescribed for tuberculosis (TB) either alone or with other medications.  It works by killing TB organisms.

Drug information on AFB 4 (Isoniazid) from Lark Laboratories (I) Ltd.

AFB 4

  Tablet  
Lark Laboratories (I) Ltd.
Generic : Isoniazid
 315.00
100mg / 150mg / 500mg / 800mg
120 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which AFB 4 may be prescribed


Side effects of AFB 4

   Severe Effect : Liver damage.

   Central Nervous System : Brain damage.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and stomach distress.

   Blood : Anemia, decrease in platelets and eosinophilia.

   Hypersensitivity : Fever and skin eruptions.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults: 5mg/kg up to 300 mg daily in a single dose; or 15 mg/kg up to 900 mg/day, two or three times/week.
Children: 10-15 mg/kg up to 300 mg daily in a single dose; or 20-40 mg/kg up to 900 mg/day, two or three times/week.

How to use AFB 4?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

When is AFB 4 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver disease, liver damage due to previous administration of this medication and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for AFB 4

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, nerve problems (because of the increased incidence of peripheral neuropathy with Isoniazid), kidney, HIV, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Avoid consuming tyramine containing food items such as cheese, red wine, beer, certain meats and sausages, liver, sour cream. Otherwise it may cause high blood pressure.

• Monitor liver function and blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for AFB 4

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for AFB 4

Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat.
Do not allow the liquid to freeze.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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