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FORECOX KIT TABLET

Manufacturer

MAC-MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS

Composition

ETHAMBUTOL-800MG + ISONIAZID-300MG + PYRAZINAMIDE-750MG + RIFAMPICIN-450MG

Pack Of

1 TABLET

0
Prescription Required
Product Details

About FORECOX KIT TABLET

FORECOX KIT TABLET belongs to the group of medicines called anti-tuberculosis drugs primarily used to treat and prevent tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs, but it can also spread to other body parts such as kidneys, brain, spine, and bone marrow. FORECOX KIT TABLET does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu.

FORECOX KIT TABLET is a combination of four anti-tuberculosis drugs, namely: Rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. Isoniazid works by preventing the TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) from forming their own protective covering, while rifampicin inactivates a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) to make essential proteins and to reproduce. On the other hand Ethambutol and pyrazinamide work by slowing the growth of these bacteria. Altogether, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection.

Take FORECOX KIT TABLET 30minutes before food or 2hours after food. Swallow FORECOX KIT TABLET as a whole; do not crush or chew the tablet. Take FORECOX KIT TABLET daily at the same time to ensure better efficacy. The dose and duration of FORECOX KIT TABLET can vary depending upon your condition and severity of the infection. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as weakness, nausea, vomiting, malaise (feeling of discomfort), fatigue and vision problems. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Do not stop taking FORECOX KIT TABLET despite symptomatic relief. To treat your condition effectually, continue taking FORECOX KIT TABLET for as long as it has been prescribed for you. Avoid foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET as they might cause interaction. Maintain a gap of one hour between FORECOX KIT TABLET and antacid medicines. Consult your doctor before taking FORECOX KIT TABLET if you are pregnant. Avoid breastfeeding while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET as it passes into breast milk. FORECOX KIT TABLET is not recommended for use in children. FORECOX KIT TABLET may cause dizziness, and vision problems, so drive with caution. Avoid consuming alcohol along with FORECOX KIT TABLET as it might lead to liver problems and increased dizziness.

Uses of FORECOX KIT TABLET

Tuberculosis (TB)

Directions for Use

Take FORECOX KIT TABLET 30minutes before food or 2hours after food. Swallow FORECOX KIT TABLET as a whole; do not crush or chew the tablet. The dose and duration of FORECOX KIT TABLET can vary depending upon your condition and severity of the infection.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of FORECOX KIT TABLET

Like all medicines, FORECOX KIT TABLET can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Weakness, nausea, vomiting, malaise (feeling of discomfort), fatigue, stomach pain and vision problems are the common side-effects of FORECOX KIT TABLET. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take FORECOX KIT TABLET if you are allergic to any of its contents; if you have jaundice, or if you are taking HIV medicines (saquinavir or ritonavir). Before starting FORECOX KIT TABLET, please inform your doctor if you have diabetes, epilepsy, gout, mental health problems, HIV infection, malnutrition, peripheral neuropathy, porphyria, bleeding problems, kidney or liver problems. Avoid foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET as they might cause interaction. Maintain a gap of one hour between FORECOX KIT TABLET and antacid medicines. Consult your doctor before taking FORECOX KIT TABLET if you are pregnant. Avoid breastfeeding while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET as it passes into breast milk. FORECOX KIT TABLET is not recommended for use in children. FORECOX KIT TABLET may cause dizziness, and vision problems, so drive with caution. Avoid consuming alcohol along with FORECOX KIT TABLET as it might lead to liver problems and increased dizziness.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid alcohol consumption while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET as it could lead to increased dizziness and liver damage.

  • Pregnancy

    Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will prescribe FORECOX KIT TABLET only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    FORECOX KIT TABLET passes into breast milk. Do not breastfeed while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    FORECOX KIT TABLET may cause dizziness, vision problems, numbness and tingling sensation in hands and feet. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience these symptoms.

  • Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking FORECOX KIT TABLET if you have liver impairment/liver disease.

  • Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking FORECOX KIT TABLET.

Other Information (FOR0082)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

FORECOX KIT TABLET is a combination of four anti-tuberculosis drugs, namely: Rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. Isoniazid works by preventing the TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) from forming their own protective covering, while rifampicin inactivates a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) to make essential proteins and to reproduce. On the other hand Ethambutol and pyrazinamide work by slowing the growth of these bacteria. Altogether, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection.

Do not stop taking FORECOX KIT TABLET despite symptomatic relief. To treat your condition effectually, continue taking FORECOX KIT TABLET for as long as it has been prescribed for you.

Do not take FORECOX KIT TABLET along with antacids as it might decrease the effectiveness of FORECOX KIT TABLET. Maintain a minimum gap of 1hour between both.

Consult your doctor before taking FORECOX KIT TABLET with other medicines. Medicines used to treat TB such as PAS (P-amino salicylic acid) and cycloserine should be taken 8hours apart from FORECOX KIT TABLET.

FORECOX KIT TABLET contains isoniazid which might interact with foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer. Avoid these foods while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET.

FORECOX KIT TABLET might decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives (birth control pills). This could lead to an unplanned pregnancy. Instead, use a reliable barrier method of contraception such as condoms or the coil while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this; your doctor may suggest an alternate method of contraception.

FORECOX KIT TABLET may cause discolouration of teeth, sweat, urine, sputum (phlegm), saliva, or tears. The colour in tears may last for some time even after you stop taking FORECOX KIT TABLET. Do not worry as it is a common side-effect of FORECOX KIT TABLET.

Yes, FORECOX KIT TABLET might permanently stain soft contact lenses. Use spectacles and avoid wearing contact lens while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET.

FORECOX KIT TABLET may affect test results of some blood tests such as tests for folate, vitamin B12, and liver function. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking FORECOX KIT TABLET.

Yes, FORECOX KIT TABLET may cause liver problems, especially in people who are 35 and older. Consult your doctor if you notice symptoms such as yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, pale stools, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting. Your doctor may advise you to get regular liver tests while taking FORECOX KIT TABLET to check how your liver is functioning.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Atlanta Arcade, Marol Church Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059, INDIA.

FORECOX KIT TABLET

FORECOX KIT TABLET

MRP: 23.20