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Side effect(s) of Prothionamide

Read the side effects of Prothionamide as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal:Excessive salivation, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, anorexia, diarrhea and inflammation of the mouth

Central nervous system: Depression, drowsiness, encephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy, headache, restlessness, anxiety, psychotic disturbances

Liver: Transient increases in Liver Function Test parameters, acute hepatitis (rare)

Metabolic: Hypothyroidism, gynecomastia, hypoglycemia

Other Precautions :  Thyroid function tests have to be taken once in 3 months when taking prothionamide.

Blood sugar levels must be monitored in diabetic patients.

Drug Name : Prothionamide

Prothionamide generic Prothionamide is prescribed to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and given as part of a treatment regime, usually involving 5 medicines. It is also used to treat tuberculous meningitis in adults and children. Prothionamide is a thioamide, structurally similar to ethionamide and clinically interchangeable with it.
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