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Akurit Tablet

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Akurit Tablet Description

Akurit tablet is a prescription medicine. It contains two active ingredients, isoniazid and rifampicin. It is used for the treatment of tuberculosis. The dosage of Akurit is fixed and should not be c

hanged without a doctor’s consultation. Both isoniazid and rifampicin are anti-bactericidal in their action, which means they kill the microorganism causing tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria known as mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily affects the lungs but can also involve other parts of the body. A person with active tuberculosis without being put on treatment can infect about 15 to 20 people in a year. Putting the patient on correct medication decreases this risk significantly within 24 to 48 hours. Some of the most common side effects of Akurit tablets are nausea, vomiting and dark-coloured urine, among many others.


Product Summary

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ContainsRifampicin(150.0 Mg) + Isoniazid(75.0 Mg)
Side effectsPeripheral neuropathy, liver dysfunctions, skin rashes.
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Uses of Akurit Tablet

  • As per CDSCO, Akurit tablets are used for the treatment of tuberculosis.

Contraindications of Akurit Tablet

  • If you are allergic to any of the components of Akurit tablet.
  • In case of Severe liver dysfunction
  • In people with low vitamin k levels
  • If you have Porphyrias

Side effects of Akurit Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Liver dysfunction

Precautions and Warnings of Akurit Tablet



Can I take Akurit tablet during pregnancy?
No, it can't be taken in pregnancy unless there is an absolute indication.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Akurit tablet while breastfeeding?
No, you can't take it if you are breastfeeding because it gets excreted in breastmilk and can harm the baby.


Can I drive if I have taken an Akurit tablet?
Akurit tablet can cause dizziness, so avoid driving when you take this medicine


Can I consume alcohol with the Akurit tablet?
No. You shouldn't consume alcohol while being on Akurit as their interaction can damage the liver

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any liver or kidney problems.
  • You are a diabetic or suffering from gout or Peripheral neuropathy.
  • You have to do blood tests like serum folates, vitamin B12, etc.
  • You need to be careful with the consumption of certain products like cheese and some types of fish that contain a substance called tyramine. This interaction can cause your blood pressure to increase,...
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  • Vitamin B6 should be given while the patient is on treatment with Akurit medicine.

Mode of Action of Akurit Tablet

How Does It Work?

Both the active ingredients of Akurit have different modes of action. Isoniazid inhibits a very important component of the cell wall of mycobacterium tuberculosis, which leads to inhibition of its ce...
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Directions for Use of Akurit Tablet

  • Take the medication as per the direction of your physician.
  • Take the tablet as a whole without trying to break it or chewing.
  • Don't use the medicine if the packaging is damaged.
  • Take it with a glass of water on an empty stomach.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine before the course completes.
  • Do not try to increase or decrease the dose.
  • It may discolour your urine, sweat, saliva, and tears. Don't panic; this is normal with rifampicin.

Interactions of Akurit Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take hormonal contraceptives if you are on Akurit, as it makes these contraceptives less effective.
  • Don't take oral anticoagulants because rifampicin induces some enzymes which metabolise these medicines.
  • Don't take digoxin while on treatment with Akurit, as the plasma concentration of the former may decrease

Interactions with food items

  • Take this medicine on an empty stomach.
  • Do not have any antacid (remedies for indigestion) within two hours of taking the Akurit tablet.
  • Avoid eating cheese, smoked fish, or meat within four hours of taking or before four hours of taking an Akurit Tablet.

Storage and disposal of Akurit Tablet

Store this medicine in an airtight container away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use it if the packaging is damaged. Don't flush the lefto...
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Dosage of Akurit Tablet


Symptoms of overdose are nausea, vomiting, seizures, altered sensorium, diarrhoea, bleeding, etc. Rush the patient to a nearby hospital as early as possible or call the emergency helpline.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as possible. Don't double the Akurit dose, if it is time for the next dose. Take it at a fixed time of the day to avoid missing it.

Content Details


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Akurit habit-forming?

A: No, it is not a habit-forming medicine.

Q: Can I stop using Akurit if I feel well?

A: No, you must continue with the treatment for the prescribed duration as stopping it before the prescribed duration might lead to development of resistance.

Q: Can I take Akurit if I have kidney disease?

A: It depends on the extent of the disease. The dose needs to be adjusted; otherwise, it can produce severe adverse effects. Consult a doctor if you have kidney issues.
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Last Updated on: 08 Mar 2022 | 11:47 AM (IST)

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