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.
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
- Dark-coloured urine
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Liver dysfunction
Precautions and Warnings of Akurit Tablet
Other General Warnings
- 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, your face to flush and dizziness. So be careful if you are already hypertensive....
- Vitamin B6 should be given while the patient is on treatment with Akurit medicine.
Mode of Action of Akurit Tablet
How Does It Work?
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
Dosage of Akurit Tablet
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Akurit habit-forming?
Q: Can I stop using Akurit if I feel well?
Q: Can I take Akurit if I have kidney disease?
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