cycloserine - oral, Seromycin (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually twice daily (every 12 hours) or as directed by your doctor.The dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, cycloserine blood levels, and response to treatment. Do not take more than 1000 mg per day.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Continue to take this medication (and other TB medications) until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear. Stopping the medication too early or skipping doses may allow the bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection and cause the infection to be more difficult to treat (resistant).Your doctor may also direct you to take vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) to help prevent certain side effects from cycloserine. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, drowsiness, dizziness, or shaking (tremor) may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: weakness, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, agitation, hallucination, depression, thoughts of suicide), numb/tingling skin, seizures.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: swelling ankles/feet, irregular heartbeat, unusual tiredness, pale skin.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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