Zypyra 500mg Tablet Description:
Zypyra 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
Zypyra 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. Zypyra 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
What is Zypyra and what is it used for?
Zypyra is an antibiotic. It is used in combination with other antibiotics in the treatment of tuberculosis
Is Zypyra bactericidal?
Zypyra 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 Zypyra work/treat tuberculosis?
Zypyra kills or stops growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The exact mechanism of action for Zypyra is not known
How does Zypyra cause hyperuricemia and gout?
Following oral intake of Zypyra, it gets converted in the body to pyrazinoic acid (active chemical form of Zypyra). 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).