Macox Zh Kid Tablets
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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Macox Zh Kid Tablets Description
Macox Zh Kid Tab is a combination of three medicines used to manage tuberculosis in children. The three medicines are Isoniazid, Rifampicin, and Pyrizinamide. Unfortunately, this tablet can be toxic
in some cases, hence reducing the patient's compliance. Side effects of Macox Zh Kid Tab include nausea, vomiting, dark coloured urine, rash, fever, and jaundice. Do not stop the medicine abruptly as it will reduce the efficacy of the tablet and enforce a longer course of the treatment. The patient must follow the complete course of 9 to 12 months as advised by the physician.
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|Contains||Isoniazid(50.0 Mg) + Pyrazinamide(300.0 Mg) + Rifampicin(100.0 Mg)|
|Side effects||Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhoea, Flu-like symptoms (Fever, chills, body ache), Hepatitis, Peripheral neuritis|
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Uses of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
- Tuberculosis infection (TB)
Contraindications of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
- Allergic to isoniazid, pyrazinamide, or rifampicin
- Liver cell damage
- Liver diseases
- Caloric undernutrition
- Joint disorders
- Gout - increase in uric acid levels
- Peripheral neuropathy
Side effects of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
- Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhoea
- Flu-like symptoms - Fever, chills, body ache
- Peripheral neuritis
Precautions and Warnings of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
Can I take a Macox Zh Kid during pregnancy?
Macox Zh Kid is for children under 25kg in weight or an age group of less than 12 years.
Can I take a Macox Zh Kid while breastfeeding?
Macox Zh Kid tablet is for children under 25 kg of weight or an age group of less than 12 years.
Can I drive if I have taken Macox Zh Kid?
This medicine is strictly recommended for use in children under 12 years of age or less than 25 kg body weight. It is not suitable for adults.
Can I consume alcohol with Macox Zh Kid?
Alcohol use is strictly prohibited since this medicine is used only for children. So, you cannot take alcohol while taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Your child exhibits or complains of any of the above-listed side effects.
Mode of Action of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
How Does It Work?
Macox Zh Kid has a combination of three medicines - isoniazid, rifampicin, and pyrazinamide. Isoniazid interrupts the formation of the bacterial covering (mycolic acid synthesis inhibition). Rifampicin interferes with the synthesis of the enzyme RNA that forms an essential component in bacterial multiplication. Pyrazinamide kills the tuberculosis-causing bacteria by disrupting their covering and transport activity. Isoniazid and rifampicin act on the bacteria inside and outside the cell, while pyrazinamide acts only on the bacteria present inside the cell....
Directions for Use of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
- Macox Zh Kid comes as a dispersible tablet. This tablet must be dissolved in a spoonful of water in a small container and then given to the child.
- This medicine should be given on an empty stomach.
- Never give your child the tablet as a whole or broken or crushed. The tablet is not palatable in these forms, and your child may resist consuming it.
- Read the expiry date on the strip before starting the medicine course.
- You should not stop the medicine abruptly without discussing it with your doctor.
Interactions of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- Macox Zh Kid interactions with other medicines:
- HIV protease inhibitors
- The interactions between these medicines would be chemical in nature but can cause adverse effects to the body. Some of these interactions may need a visit to the emergency department as they can be fatal. Some of these medicines decrease the efficiency of each other and should not be consumed together....
Interactions with food items
- Avoid giving cheese and meat to your child as these foods contain tyramine. This increases the blood pressure when it interacts with the medicine.
Storage and disposal of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
Store the medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from heat and humidity. Keep it out of reach of children. If there are some leftover tablets after completing the recommended course, dispose of them safely to avoid any accidental usage by children, pets, or any other person. Do not flush in the toilet...
Dosage of Macox Zh Kid Tablets
Macox Zh kid tablet overdose may happen due to accidental feeding, giving double dose due to a missed dose, repeating the dose to have more effect, or giving more tablets intentionally. The constituents of these tablets are toxic to the liver and can have adverse effects on it. Overdose may lead to jaundice, vomiting, dark urine, peripheral neuropathy, and pyridoxine vitamin deficiency. Consult your physician or seek emergency medical help in case of an overdose....
Missed a Dose
Missed dose of Macox Zh Kid will not cause any harm to the child. It is preferable to keep a fixed time for the medicine every day. If you have forgotten to take a dose and recall within a short while of missing it, you can take it. But you should not take it if you recall after a long gap. Do not double the number of tablets to compensate for the missed dose. Taking a double dose may cause serious side effects....
Dr. Siddhiraj Paramshetti
Dr. Jagruti Jain
M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Does the consumption of a Macox Zh Kid Tablet cause the colour of a child's skin to become yellow?
A: Yes, Macox Zh Kid causes your child's skin to turn yellow. This is because the medication is hepatotoxic and will cause jaundice, resulting in the skin turning yellow. Please approach your doctor as soon as you see these changes.
Q: For how long does the treatment with Macox Zh Kid tablet go on?
A: The minimum duration of treatment with Macox Zh tablet is 6 months and may go on up to 9 months depending on the age group and disease symptoms.
Q: Will Macox Zh Kid affect the growth of my child?
A: Consumption of Macox Zh Kid Tablet will not affect your child's growth. After taking this medicine, no study has reported adverse effects on a child's development. This treatment is supported with Vitamin Pyridoxine to prevent its deficiency.
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