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Tericox Capsule

Manufactured byMACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsTerizidone
Description

Tericox Capsule is a second-line antitubercular medicine which helps to treat tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It should be taken with other medicines to prevent the spread of infection. It is important to continue treatment with this medicine even if the patient feels better; do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tericox Capsule

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Tingling or numbness of the hands and feet
  • Difficulty with speaking
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Tericox Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Tuberculosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    It is advised not to consume alcohol while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of central nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Terizidone or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Epilepsy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have a history of epilepsy or seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Psychiatric problems

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have depression, severe anxiety, or psychosis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Alcohol abuse

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have severe alcoholism, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have severe kidney dysfunction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Driving and operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, sleepiness, drowsiness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Vitamin B12 and/or folic acid deficiency

Tericox Capsule and other antituberculosis medicines have been associated with vitamin B12 and/or folic acid deficiency, megaloblastic anemia, and sideroblastic anemia. If evidence of anemia develops during treatment, appropriate investigations and treatment should be carried out.

Culture and sensitivity

Before initiating treatment with this medicine, cultures should be taken and the susceptibility of the organism to the medicine should be established. In tuberculous infections, sensitivity to the other anti-tuberculous agents in the regimen should also be demonstrated.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

It is advised not to consume alcohol while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of central nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.
Interaction with Medicine

Isoniazid

Phenytoin

Ethionamide

Disease interactions

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis; this stops the growth of the bacteria and ultimately leads to their death.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antituberculosis agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Terizidone

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https://extranet.who.int/prequal/sites/default/files/TB346Part3v01.pdf

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https://extranet.who.int/prequal/sites/default/files/TB303part3v1.pdf
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