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Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

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Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets Description

AKT 3 is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. It combines three medicines that help kill tuberculosis inflicting germs in your body. Tuberculosis is an infection caused by a bacterium that affects ...
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ContainsEthambutol(800.0 Mg),Isoniazid(300.0 Mg),Rifampicin(450.0 Mg)
UsesTuberculosis
Side effectsNausea, weakness, red coloured urine, saliva or sweat, tingling sensation in hands and legs, defects in vision, pain in joints and muscles
ClassificationANTI-TUBERCULAR
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Uses of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis in HIV infected and exposed persons

Contraindications of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

  • If you are allergic ethambutol, rifampicin, or isoniazid
  • If you have any vision complaints
  • If you have acute gout
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have kidney disease
  • If you are using medicines to treat HIV
  • If you have been drinking alcohol

Side effects of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of energy
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating
  • Red coloured urine, sweat, tears or saliva
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet

Precautions and Warnings of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take AKT 3 during pregnancy?
A:
Yes. Discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of taking AKT 3 during pregnancy. It has been found that pregnant women and the unborn child are more at risk of developing complications related to tuberculosis if the mother is left untreated for tuberculosis during pregnancy. You should inform your healthcare provider if you have become pregnant during the course of treatment with AKT 3. Your doctor may advise you on a specific diet frequent checkups to ensure good health for you and the baby. You should talk to your doctor if you are planning for pregnancy while on AKT 3. You may be advised to first complete the course of the treatment.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take AKT 3 while breastfeeding?
A:
Yes. You should continue to breastfeed the baby. Discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of breastfeeding the baby while taking AKT 3. The treatment should not be stopped during breastfeeding without completing the course. Your doctor shall recommend some tests at the end of the course before stopping the treatment. The medicines in AKT 3 have been found to pass through the breast milk in very low levels and have not been found to cause adverse effects to the child. Your doctor shall advise regular checkups for the child also.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have an AKT 3 tablet?
A:
Your ability to drive may get affected after taking this medicine. You may experience symptoms like tingling of the hands and arms, blurred vision, or nausea and vomiting. Avoid driving while taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the AKT 3 tablets?
A:
No. You should not consume alcohol while on this medication. Alcohol may increase the risk of side effects related to the medicine. This could end in liver disease. Consuming alcohol while taking this medicine may have risks of jaundice, joint pains, unusual bruising, and severe abdominal pain.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are allergic to ethambutol, rifampicin, or isoniazid.
  • You have liver disease or kidney disease.
  • You have taken any medicine in the past for tuberculosis.
  • You experience any side effects after taking this medicine.

Mode of Action of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

How Does It Work?

AKT 3 can cure tuberculosis by preventing the growth of bacteria and killing them. Isoniazid and rifampicin are antibiotics. Rifampicin kills the TB inflicting bacterium, and isoniazid prevents the gr...
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Directions for Use of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

  • Take AKT 3 as directed by your physician.
  • Take the medicine on an empty stomach, preferably one hour before meals or two hours after. This is because food could decrease the absorption of some ingredients in it.
  • Take the capsule and the pill in the strip together. Swallow the medicine whole with water. The tablet is not to be crushed or chewed.
  • If you take antacids, keep a gap of one hour between the antacid and AKT 3.
  • Take the medicine at an identical time daily to avoid missing the dose. It also helps in following the dosage schedule properly.
  • Complete the entire course of medicine as provided by your healthcare provider. You should not stop it even if you start feeling better. Stopping the medication before completing the course may end in...
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  • Talk to your healthcare provider if you feel any side effects of the medication.
  • You can continue with a balanced diet as advised by the doctor.

Interactions of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antacids
  • Cyclosporine
  • Ethionamide
  • Insulin isophane
  • Erythromycin
  • Hormonal contraceptives
  • Analgesics like acetaminophen
  • medicines used to treat gout-like probenecid, allopurinol
  • Some blood pressure-lowering medicines like propranolol, atenolol
  • Bronchodilators like aminophylline, theophylline
  • medicines used in the treatment of HIV such as zidovudine, ritonavir, saquinavir, darunavir, atazanavir.

Interactions with food items

  • It should be taken without food, keeping a gap of one to two hours between the medication and food.
  • It would be best not to take alcohol while on this treatment. Taking alcohol in conjunction with it may result in nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness.

Storage and disposal of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

Store the medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place far away from heat and humidity. Keep out of reach of children. If you cannot complete the treatment or need a modification of the treatment...
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Dosage of Akt 3 Strip Of 2 Tablets

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, rash, slurring of speech, dizziness, convulsions, reddish discolouration of urine, tears, sweat or saliva, tingling sensation in hands and legs, or defects i...
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Missed a Dose

AKT 3 should be taken according to the schedule advised by the doctor. If you have forgotten a dose, take it as soon as you recall it, provided there is sufficient time gap for the next dose. If the n...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Tulika Singh

M.B.B.S, DFM, PDGPPHC, MPH(NUS)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How will I benefit if I choose to take AKT 3 instead of separate tablets with individual components in it?

A: You shall notice it is easier to follow the schedule and plan of the treatment if you choose to take AKT 3. It lessens the number of tablets that you need to take every day and additionally reduces the price of treatment and probabilities of medicine resistance.

Q: How long shall it take for me to get relief from my symptoms after starting AKT 3?

A: You may start getting relief from your symptoms within a few weeks after starting the treatment. However, it takes much longer for the disease to be completely cured. You should not stop taking medicine even if you feel better. Doing this may lead to the recurrence of the symptoms.

Q: How will I know that the treatment with AKT 3 is working?

A: You shall start feeling improvement in your general condition within a few weeks after starting the treatment. There will be an improvement in appetite, weight gain, lessening of cough, or bone pain.

Q: How will I be sure that I am fully cured of tuberculosis at the end of my treatment course?

A: Your doctor shall advise you to go through some tests at the end of the treatment to make sure that you have been cured of tuberculosis completely. He may ask you to continue the treatment for a few weeks more if the tests show that there are tuberculosis germs in your body.
Product Details
Brand
AKT 3
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/12/2023
Last Updated on: 02 Feb 2022 | 07:41 PM (IST)

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