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Mycocox E Tablet

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Mycocox E Tablet Description

Mycocox E Tablets are used in the treatment of tuberculosis (or TB infection), a very contagious bacterial infection that affects the lungs. The active ingredients in Mycocox E tablets are Isoniazid,

Rifampicin, and Ethambutol. All three are anti-tuberculosis medications. This medicine works by killing the bacteria in various ways and lowering infection. Directions for use of Mycocox E tablets should strictly be followed. This medicine may be prescribed for a few months at least. Tuberculosis bacteria die very slowly; hence the treatment is so long. It can also quickly develop resistance to anti-tuberculosis medicines. The treatment duration depends on various factors, such as the affected person's overall health. Before prescribing, doctors will perform an exam and decide on a treatment plan. Do not stop using Mycocox E tablets mid-treatment under any condition, even if you feel better. This might cause the infection to return more severely and be harder to treat. Side effects of Mycocox E tablets include Vitamin B6 deficiency. This medicine may also change the colour of the tears, saliva, etc., to orange, which is not harmful or permanent.


Product Summary

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ContainsEthambutol(800.0 Mg) + Isoniazid(300.0 Mg) + Rifampicin(450.0 Mg)
Side effectsDizziness, Upset stomach, Nausea, Vomiting, Drowsiness, Itching, Fever, Jaundice, Loss of appetite, Salivation, Excess sputum, Blurred vision, Joint swelling
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Uses of Mycocox E Tablet

  • As per CDSCO, Mycocox E tablet is used for the treatment of tuberculosis infection (mostly in the lungs and rarely in other areas).

Contraindications of Mycocox E Tablet

  • Do not take Mycocox E tablets or use caution:
  • If you have a known allergy to any of the components of the Mycocox E tablet
  • If you have a history of eye conditions like optic neuritis; Mycocox E tablets can worsen your condition
  • If you have been diagnosed with gout due to high uric acid levels in the body
  • If you have acute or severe liver dysfunction
  • If you have a nerve-related condition known as peripheral neuropathy (pain caused by the damage of the nerves); Mycocox E tablet reduces vitamin B6 levels in the body, which will worsen this condition

Side effects of Mycocox E Tablet

  • Side effects of Mycocox E tablets include:
  • Joint pain
  • Blurred or loss of vision
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Change in the colour of urine
  • Weight loss
  • Bleeding or bruising

Precautions and Warnings of Mycocox E Tablet



Can I take Mycocox E tablets during pregnancy?
Yes. If you are diagnosed with tuberculosis when pregnant, take Mycocox E tablets in the exact way advised by the doctor. It is usual to have concerns about the unborn child's health, but not taking anti-TB medicines can cause severe infection and even death. Mycocox E tablets may reach the foetus, but studies have not shown any development problems.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Mycocox E tablets while breastfeeding?
You can breastfeed your baby when taking Mycocox E tablets or other anti-TB medicine. Your doctor might prescribe Vitamin B6 supplements. While a small amount of the Mycocox E tablet may pass into breast milk, it is too little to cause harm to the child. Consult your doctor to know more.


Can I drive if I have taken a Mycocox E tablet?
Mycocox E tablets can cause adverse effects like drowsiness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision, affecting your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Do not drive if you experience any side effects.


Can I consume alcohol with Mycocox E tablets?
Do not consume alcohol with Mycocox E tablets. Some studies have shown that excessive consumption of alcohol along with Mycocox E tablets is associated with increased risk of poor treatment outcomes such as treatment failure, which can result in death.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have used Mycocox E tablets to treat tuberculosis in the past.
  • You want to stop using this medicine because you are feeling better. Do not stop mid-treatment and always complete the entire course of treatment. Otherwise, the infection may return and be harder to ...
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  • You have tingling sensations or nerve pain, or damage. This may be due to a Vitamin B6 deficiency, which can cause an inflammation of nerves.
  • You are on oral birth control pills. This medicine reduces their effectiveness, so use other contraceptive methods like condoms, diaphragms, etc.
  • You take antacids regularly. Do not take antacids immediately after taking this tablet.

Mode of Action of Mycocox E Tablet

How Does It Work?

Mycocox E tablet is a combination of three active components: Isoniazid, Rifampicin, and Ethambutol. Isoniazid prevents tuberculosis bacteria from forming a protective layer around itself, a techn...
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Directions for Use of Mycocox E Tablet

  • Take your Mycocox E tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage.
  • Have the medicine 1 to 2 hours before eating.
  • Try to take the whole pill with a glass of water; do not break or chew it.
  • Do not take Mycocox E tablets if their packaging has been already opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this tablet as it can cause adverse effects.
  • Do not take Mycocox E tablets with other medications without informing your doctor.

Interactions of Mycocox E Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you are using Phenytoin (anti-seizure medicine) or Disulfiram (for alcoholism), Mycocox E tablet will increase the level of these medicines in the blood and cause adverse effects.
  • Rifampicin (a component of this tablet) is contraindicated in HIV-positive patients using antiretroviral medicines like protease inhibitors. Concentrations of many standard-antiretroviral medicines a...
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  • If you are using oral contraceptives, blood thinners (warfarin), certain diabetic medicines (sulfonylureas), and methadone, Mycocox E tablets can decrease the level of these medicines in the blood.

Interactions with food items

  • Try to take a Mycocox E tablet on an empty stomach; food can interfere with the effectiveness of this medicine. If you experience a severe stomach upset, take it after meals.

Storage and disposal of Mycocox E Tablet

Store Mycocox E tablets in dry conditions at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep away from children and pets. Check the expiration date before taking the tabl...
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Dosage of Mycocox E Tablet


Mycocox E tablet overdose can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, itching, slurred speech, increased heart rate, urinary retention, lack of consciousness, and dark-coloured skin, urine...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Mycocox E tablet, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with your...
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Content Details


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use antacid medicines while using Mycocox E tablets?

A: It is not recommended to take Mycocox E tablets and antacids at the same time. Do not take antacids within two hours of taking a Mycocox E tablet. Consult your doctor if you have a persistent stomach upset or other stomach problems.

Q: Should I stop using Mycocox E tablets if I am feeling better?

A: Tuberculosis bacteria die very slowly, and it takes a long time to eliminate them. Do not stop using Mycocox E tablets any time in the middle of the treatment schedule, even if you think you are feeling better. If you stop in the middle, the bacteria will multiply again and may gain resistance to the current treatment. This causes reinfection and makes it even harder to kill the bacteria.

Q: Can I wear contact lenses while using Mycocox E tablets?

A: It is not advisable to wear contact lenses while on this treatment. Mycocox E tablets can change the colour of eyes, urine, etc., to orange. This colour change is not harmful but can permanently change the colour of your contact lenses.
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Last Updated on: 14 Mar 2022 | 10:03 AM (IST)
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