Trecator-SC is anti-tuberculosis agent that possesses bacteriostatic properties. It is also effective in the treatment of leprosy (Hansen's disease).
Active Ingredient: ethionamide
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Trecator-SC is anti-tuberculosis agent that possesses bacteriostatic properties. It works via suppressing bacterial protein synthesis. It inhibits growth and propagation of tuberculosis mycobacteria. This medication facilitates phagocytosis at the center of tuberculosis inflammation which accelerates its resolution. Trecator-Sc is also effective in the treatment of leprosy.
Take this medication exactly as your doctor has prescribed it. You must carefully follow all directions. Administer the intake orally with a full glass of water. Trecator-SC should be taken concurrently with food or after meals to avoid stomach upsets. Generally, the recommended daily dosage for adults is 0.25 mg taken three times per day. In case of normal drug tolerance the dosage can be increased to 0.25 mg taken four times per day. For patients that are 60 years old or patients with the body weight that is less than 50 kilos the recommended dosage is 0.25 mg that is taken two times daily. For children the maximum tolerated dosage does not increase 0.75 mg per day.
Notify your doctor of any other medications that you might be taking besides this one. Taking this drug with a certain class of other medicines may result in increasing or decreasing the effects or alter them in either drug. Avoid drinking alcohol while being treated with this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking in case you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or breastfeeding.
This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, diabetes, acute or chronic gastrointestinal illnesses, hepatic or renal insufficiency, pregnancy, breastfeeding.
Possible side effect
Potential side effect associated with Trecator-SC may involve: gastrointestinal upsets such as diarrhea, metallic taste, dyspepsia, abdominal cramps, nausea, retching, tympanism, jaundice, loss of appetite; allergic reaction such as urticaria, swelling of the face, tongue, throat, itching; peripheral neuritis; mental confusion; depression; awkwardness in movements; numbness; tingling; tremors; stomatitis; salivation; dark urine; blurred vision; menstrual disorders; sexual dysfunction. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some patients and there may be some side effects not known yet. In case you have experienced any side effect not listed above, immediately notify your doctor or local poison centre.
This medicine is able to interact with a class of the first-line medications such as isoniazid and the second line anti-tuberculosis agents (applied in case the first line medications cannot be used) such as cycloserine which increases the risk of seizures. Debilitants tranquilizers, narcotic pain killers, medicines applied to treat sleeping disorders, antipsychotic medicines such as chlorpromazine, tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, first-generation antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, muscle relaxants and anti- seizure medications can provoke severe somnolency.
If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as possible. In case it is near the time for the next dose, avoid taking the missed dose and keep your ordinary dosing schedule. Avoid compensating a missed dose by taking an extra one.
If you think you overdosed the medicine, immediately contact your local poison center and notify your doctor or pharmacist. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.
Store this product away from sources of sunlight, heat and moisture at room temperature between 59-77 F (or 15-25 degrees C). Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep this product out of the reach of children and pets. Do not apply any remnants of the medication after the expiry date.
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