P-Zide 500mg Tablet Description:
P-Zide 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
P-Zide 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Jaundice, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Increased liver enzymes, Joint pain.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. P-Zide 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
What is P-zide and what is it used for?
P-zide is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Is P-zide bactericidal?
P-zide is both a bacteriostatic and a bactericidal antibiotic. It stops the growth of bacteria (bacteriostatic) in certain cases and kills (bactericidal) the tuberculosis causing bacteria in other cases
How does P-zide work/treat tuberculosis?
P-zide kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for P-zide is not known
How does P-zide cause hyperuricemia and gout?
Following oral intake of P-zide, it gets converted in the body to pyrazinoic acid (active chemical form of P-zide). Pyrazinoic acid blocks the excretion of urates (salt form of uric acid) by the kidneys. This causes an increase in blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia). Excess uric acid accumulation between joints causes pain, swelling, redness and stiffness in joints (gout).