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Generical name: cycloserine [SYE-kloe -SER-een]
Brand name: Seromycin.
Dosage form: oral capsule (250 mg)
Drug class: Streptomyces derivatives

What is Cyroserine?

Cycloserine can be described as an antibiotic utilized in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Cycloserine can also be used to treat urinary or kidney infections. Cycloserine is generally prescribed following other medicines that failed to have any effect or ended their effectiveness. Cycloserine is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Cycloserine

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Cycloserine could cause serious adverse side effects. Consult your physician right away. If you suffer from:

  • A seizure;
  • Depression, confusion, depressed mood, strange thoughts or behaviors;
  • Severe dizziness extreme dizziness and spinning sensation
  • Swelling and rapid weight gain
  • Excessively active reflexes, tremors, or shaking;
  • Difficulty speaking or trouble speaking
  • Muscles are weak.

Common negative side effects of cycloserine include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Mood swings;
  • Headache
  • Numbness, tingling, and burning pain.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Follow the directions on the medicine label and the package. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

Cycloserine should not be used when you are allergic to it or are suffering from

  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
  • Depression, anxiety, or mental illness
  • Severe kidney disease severe kidney disease
  • If you consume large amounts of alcohol.

Cycloserine is not a drug that has been approved to be used by anyone younger than 18 years old.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • A seizure; or
  • Kidney problems.

It isn't known if cycloserine can harm an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant. Breastfeeding is not advisable during treatment with cycloserine.

How to take Cycloserine?

Your doctor will run a blood test to be sure that cycloserine will be the best treatment for your situation.

Follow all the instructions on your prescription label, and go through all medication guides or instructions sheets. The doctor might change your dosage. Make sure you take the medication precisely as directed.

Make sure to take this medicine for the entire prescribed amount of time, even if symptoms improve quickly. Inadequate doses could increase your chance of developing an illness that is intolerant of medications. Cycloserine cannot treat an infectious disease like an illness like the flu or the typical cold.

You'll require regular medical examinations.

Tuberculosis is usually treated with an array of medicines. Take all medicines as directed, and follow the medication guidelines that you receive. Don't alter your dosage or dosing schedule without a physician's guidance.

Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but do not take your missed dosage if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms can include drowsiness, confusion, tingling sensations, problems with muscle movements or speech, seizures, or loss of consciousness.

What should be avoided?

Do not drink alcohol. It could increase your chance of a seizure or other adverse consequences.

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand how cycloserine affects your body. Your reaction could be affected.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, particularly:

  • Ethionamide or
  • Isoniazid.

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications may interact with cycloserine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.




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