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Akurit Z Kid Tablets

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Akurit Z Kid Tablets Description

Akurit z kid tablet is a prescription medication used to treat tuberculosis. Akurit z kid tablet contains isoniazid, rifampicin and pyrazinamide as active ingredients. Tuberculosis is an infectious d...
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ContainsIsoniazid,Pyrazinamide,Rifampicin
Uses Pulmonary tuberculosis
Side effectsPain in joints, Peripheral neuropathy, Vomiting, Dizziness
ClassificationANTI-TUBERCULAR
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Uses of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

  • Akurit z kid tablet is used for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Contraindications of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

  • Akurit z kid tablet has the following contraindications:
  • If you are allergic to any of the active ingredients
  • If you have severe liver dysfunction
  • If you have severe kidney dysfunction
  • If you are on antiviral medicine

Side effects of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

  • Akurit z kid tablet has the following side effects:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in large and small joints
  • Swelling in the joints
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Orange-red coloured urine
  • Itching
  • Flushing of face
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling and numbness of feet and hands
  • Fever
  • Jaundice

Precautions and Warnings of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Akurit z kid tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Pregnant women should not take Akurit z kid tablets. The doctor will give this tablet only when the benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risk to the baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Akurit z kid tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Akurit z kid tablet should not be taken while breastfeeding, as the ingredients get secreted into breast milk and can affect the baby adversely.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Akurit z kid tablet?
A:
You must avoid driving while on Akurit z kid tablets as this medicine can make you feel unwell and dizzy.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Akurit z kid tablet?
A:
You must not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it can affect your liver badly. Together this combination can be deadly.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are using any hormonal contraceptives, as this medicine, by virtue of its ability to break down the hormonal pills, can lead to contraceptive failure.
  • You have compromised liver functions, as this medicine does affect your liver adversely.
  • You are passing orange red-coloured urine. This is because of rifampicin in this medication. You do not need to worry, as this is normal.
  • You are suffering from gout, as this medicine can worsen your condition further.

Mode of Action of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

How Does It Work?

Akurit z kid tablet contains three antitubercular medicines, isoniazid, rifampicin and pyrazinamide. Isoniazid inhibits the synthesis of important components of the cell wall of mycobacterium tuberc...
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Directions for Use of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

  • Take the Akurit z kid tablet as per the advice of your doctor.
  • Take it in the dose as prescribed strictly by your health care provider.
  • Take this medication for as long as recommended. Do not stop it even if you feel better before the recommended period. Stopping it before the right time can lead to developing a very serious condition...
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  • Swallow this medicine as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew it.
  • Take it on an empty stomach.
  • Do not have this medicine if the packaging has been damaged. Get a fresh one in such cases.
  • Do not use it if the date of expiry has passed.

Interactions of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Hormonal contraceptives must be used with caution with the Akurit z kid tablet, which can lead to contraceptive failure.
  • Warfarin interacts with Akurit z kid tablet (with rifampicin) in such a way that the chances of bleeding increase.
  • The metabolism of oral hypoglycemic medicines increases by rifampicin, leading to failure of action.

Interactions with food items

  • Some researchers recommend avoiding cheese and some types of beers while one is on treatment with this medicine.
  • Cheese and some forms of beer contain a constituent known as tyramine.
  • Isoniazid tends to inhibit some enzymes concerned with the breakdown of tyramine.
  • As a result, the levels of tyramine go very high in the blood. They produce serious adverse effects like flushing of the face, respiratory distress and headache (possibly because tyramine increases bl...
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Storage and disposal of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

Store Akurit z kid tablet in a cool and dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight. Do not freeze it. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets. Do not flush the leftover medicine into the...
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Dosage of Akurit Z Kid Tablets

Overdose

The overdose symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures (abnormal body movements), orange-red coloured tears and urine, loss of consciousness, death in extreme cases. In the case of an overdos...
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Missed a Dose

Try not to miss the dose. If you have missed a dose, take it as early as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, continue with the regular schedule. Do not double the dose. Try to have the m...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Akurit z kid tablet habit-forming?

A: No. This medicine is not habit-forming.

Q: What to do if one is concomitantly on Akurit z kid tablet and oral contraceptives?

A: Some other forms of contraception must also be used. Barrier methods, e.g. using condoms, can help.

Q: Can we have this medicine with milk?

A: No. Take the medicine with a glass of water on an empty stomach.
Product Details
Brand
AKURIT Z
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
27/09/2022

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Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2022 | 01:44 AM (IST)

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