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Isokin 300mg Tablet

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Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxine(10.0 Mg) + Isoniazid(300.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-TUBERCULAR

Medical Description

Isokin Tablet is used in tuberculosis (TB) therapy. It is a combination of two medicines, Isoniazid and Pyridoxine. It stops the TB causing bacteria from multiplying. Take Isokin Tablet precisely as...
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Uses of Isokin 300mg Tablet

  • Treatment of Tuberculosis (TB)

Contraindications of Isokin 300mg Tablet

  • Peripheral Neuropathy (weakness, numbness or pain in the hands and feet due to damage to nerves)
  • Diabetes
  • Liver Disease
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Disease
  • Allergy to Isokin Tablet or any of its components

Side effects of Isokin 300mg Tablet

  • Rash
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of hands and feet
  • Fever
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis

Precautions and Warnings of Isokin 300mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Isokin Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
It may be possible that using Isokin Tablet during pregnancy is dangerous. Before providing it to you, your doctor will consider the advantages and possible hazards. Please consult your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Isokin Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It may be safe to take Isokin Tablet during nursing. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Isokin Tablet?
A:
Isokin Tablet may induce adverse effects that damage your driving abilities, like excessive drowsiness or dizziness. It may have an impact on your driving skills.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Isokin Tablet?
A:
While taking Isokin Tablet, drinking alcohol may induce flushing, nausea, chest discomfort, and low blood sugar levels

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You should take Isokin Tablets as your doctor prescribes.
  • You should not miss any doses and complete the whole course of the medication.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function, eyesight, and thyroid function during therapy with this medicine.

Mode of Action of Isokin 300mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Isokin Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Isoniazid and Pyridoxine. Isoniazid is an antibiotic that prevents tuberculosis bacilli from making their protective layer. It eliminates the disease b...
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Directions for Use of Isokin 300mg Tablet

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on the amount and duration of this medication.
  • Take it all in at once; avoid crushing or breaking the medicine.

Interactions of Isokin 300mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Mezolam Injection (Used for sedation)
  • Anxil Tablet (Anti-anxiety medicine)
  • Medzol Injection (Used for sedation)
  • Levodopa (anti-Parkinson’s medicine)
  • Caffeine
  • Phenobarbital (Anti-epileptic)
  • Conjugated Estrogens (Used in menopausal syndrome)
  • Phenytoin (Anti-epileptic)

Interactions with food items

  • It may be advised to not take Isokin Tablet with foods containing tyramine (like tofu, kimchi, pickled cucumbers, dried sausages or smoked fish), cheese, smoked salmon, poultry, and alcohol. Also, avo...
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Storage and disposal of Isokin 300mg Tablet

Keep the Isokin Tablet out of the kids reach. Store an Isokin tablet in a cool and dry place.

Dosage of Isokin 300mg Tablet

Overdose

If you believe you have taken an extra dose, contact the emergency room immediately. The symptoms may include wheezing, chest pains, fever, or rash and itching.

Missed a Dose

Take Isokin Tablet as soon as you remember if you miss a dose. However, omit the missing amount and return to your usual schedule when your next dosage is approaching. Do not take an extra dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I feel my symptoms are gone now. Can I stop taking Isokin Tablets?

A: Isokin Tablet treats tuberculosis. It destroys and inhibits the development of TB causing bacteria. Even if you feel okay, you should complete the course of the medicines as prescribed. Otherwise, your symptoms may come back or worsen.

Q: Does the Isokin tablet start acting immediately?

A: Isokin Tablets may start acting within a week. However, sometimes it may take longer for you to feel better completely. Do not stop or modify the medicine doses on your own.

Q: Is Isokin tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: No, the Isokin tablet is not a habit-forming medicine. Please use it only according to your prescription.
Product Details
Brand
ISOKIN
Expires on or After
13/08/2022

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ContainsVitamin B6 / Pyridoxine(10.0 Mg),Isoniazid(300.0 Mg)
UsesTuberculosis (TB)
Side effectsRash, peripheral neuropathy, fever, increased liver enzymes, jaundice, hepatitis
Last Updated on: 17 Feb 2022 | 10:40 AM (IST)
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