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Tericox 250mg Capsule
Tericox 250mg Capsule
Tericox 250mg Capsule

Tericox 250mg Capsule

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Tericox 250 MG Description

Tericox capsules are used to manage tuberculosis (or TB infection). It is a contagious bacterial infection that affects the lungs through air droplets or direct contact. The primary use of Tericox ca

psules is to manage tuberculosis infection in patients when other anti-TB medications are not working. It is used as a second line of treatment in active TB infection along with other medications as using it alone will cause rapid development of resistance. The single active ingredient of Tericox capsules is terizidone. It is a derivative of another anti-TB medicine, cycloserine. The mode of action of Tericox capsules is to kill the TB bacteria by destroying its cell wall. This medicine may be prescribed for a few months and other similar medications. Tuberculosis bacteria die very slowly; hence the treatment is so long. It can also quickly develop resistance to anti-tuberculosis medicines. Your doctor’s directions for use of Tericox capsules should strictly be followed. 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 Tericox capsules mid-treatment under any condition, even if you feel better. This might cause the infection to return more severely and be even harder to treat.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹507.45
You Save₹89.55 (15% on MRP)
ContainsTerizidone(250.0 Mg)
UsesTuberculosis Infection
Side effectsNausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Increased Saliva, Strange Metallic Taste in the Mouth, Loss of Appetite, Vision Problems.
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Uses of Tericox 250 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Tericox capsule is used to manage pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis infection (mainly in the lungs and rarely in other areas), which is extensively resistant to many other anti-T...
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  • It is also used in HIV infection.

Contraindications of Tericox 250 MG

  • If you have a known allergic reaction to any of the components of the Tericox capsule
  • If you have acute or severe liver and kidney dysfunction.
  • If you are using this capsule alone for the treatment of TB infection.
  • If you notice any eye-related symptoms like blurry vision or loss of vision.
  • If you have an alcohol addiction. This medicine can cause psychosis in patients who have excess alcohol.
  • If you are a diabetic patient. Monitor blood glucose levels as Tericox capsules can cause hypoglycemia in some people.
  • If you have epilepsy or seizure disorder.
  • If you have a psychiatric disorder such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, etc.
  • If you are pregnant or currently nursing.
  • If the patient is younger than 12 years of age. Resistance to TB medication can be rare in children, so this capsule is not used.

Side effects of Tericox 250 MG

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Increased Watering of the Mouth
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Metallic Taste
  • Swelling or Inflammation of the Mouth
  • Weight Loss

Precautions and Warnings of Tericox 250 MG



Can I take Tericox capsules during pregnancy?
No, do not take Tericox capsules during pregnancy without consulting your doctor. A few studies have shown that these capsules have the potential to cause teratogenic or structural malformations in the child. But there are no adequate and well-controlled studies to establish its safety in pregnant women. Some doctors may prescribe them only in serious situations.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Tericox capsules while breastfeeding?
There is no conclusive information available on the effects of Tericox capsules in nursing women. You can breastfeed your baby when taking Tericox capsules or other anti-TB medicine only after your doctor advises you. It is important to monitor the child while breastfeeding for any adverse reactions.


Can I drive if I have taken a Tericox capsule?
Tericox capsules can cause adverse effects like drowsiness, numbness, tingling sensation in arms and feet, vision problems like blurred vision, etc. These symptoms can affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Do not drive if you experience any side effects.


Can I consume alcohol with Tericox capsules?
No, do not consume alcohol with Tericox capsules. Some studies have shown that excessive consumption of alcohol along with Tericox capsules is associated with an increased risk of psychotic disorder and symptoms in patients.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have used Tericox capsules 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 the current ...
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  • You have Vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency. Tericox Capsule and other anti tuberculosis medicines have been associated with vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency, megaloblastic anaemia, and siderobl...
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Mode of Action of Tericox 250 MG

How Does It Work?

The Tericox capsule has a single active component: terizidone. It is an antibiotic. This medication is a derivative of another anti-TB known as cycloserine. It works by inhibiting various enzymes resp...
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Directions for Use of Tericox 250 MG

  • Take your Tericox capsule exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage.
  • Try to take a Tericox capsule on an empty stomach, preferably 1 to 2 hours before eating as food can interfere with the effectiveness of this medicine. If you experience a severe stomach upset, take i...
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  • Try to take the whole pill with a glass of water; do not break or chew it.
  • Do not take Tericox capsules if their packaging has already been opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this capsule as it can cause adverse effects.
  • Do not take Tericox capsules with other medications without informing your doctor.

Interactions of Tericox 250 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Even though Tericox capsules should be used along with other anti-TB medications, it interacts with them and increases the side effects of these other TB medicines if taken at the same time.
  • Tericox capsules increase the levels of Isoniazid (the first line of treatment for TB infection) in the blood when they are used together. It can lead to an increased risk of neurotoxic effects and li...
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  • When you use Tericox capsules with phenytoin and blood thinners (warfarin), the interactions will increase the levels of these medicines in the blood, increasing the toxicity and side effects.
  • Using Tericox capsules will decrease the levels of pyridoxine (vitamin B6) in the body, which can precipitate nerve damage or injury.

Storage and disposal of Tericox 250 MG

Store Tericox capsules 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 capsu...
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Dosage of Tericox 250 MG


Overdose of Tericox capsules can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, increased saliva, strange metallic taste in the mouth, loss of appetite, or sores in the mouth. If you...
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Missed a Dose

It is crucial not to miss a dose of Tericox capsules, as it can lead to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis infection (MDR TB) which is even harder to treat. If you have missed a dose of Tericox capsule,...
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Content Details


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is it safe to use other TB medications with Tericox capsules?

A: Tericox capsules can react with other TB medications and cause some side effects. However, they are still used together to prevent TB infection. Using Tericox capsules alone will cause the TB bacteria to quickly develop resistance against the medicine. It results in treatment failure, which can, in some cases, lead to death.

Q: Should I stop using Tericox capsules if I am feeling better?

A: TB bacteria take a long time to die; hence the treatment takes months. Do not stop using Tericox capsules any time in the middle of the treatment schedule, even if you think you are feeling better. If you stop the treatment in the middle, the bacteria will multiply again and may gain resistance to the current medications. It can cause the medications to fail and lead to serious conditions.

Q: Can I give Tericox capsules to children?

A: It is not advisable to give Tericox capsules to children or adults without consulting your doctor. The safety of this medicine is not established in children less than 12 years of age. The development of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is rare in that age group.
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