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Revised: 1/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ISCOTIN POWDER
 Active ingredient:
Isoniazid
 Dosage form:
white powder
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a chemotherapeutic agent and shows antibacterial effect by inhibiting proliferation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
It is usually used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis and other tuberculosis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are a patient with liver disorder, renal disorder, psychiatric disorder, alcohol intoxication, convulsive disorders including epilepsy, drug hypersensitivity, blood disorder, or bleeding tendency.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take 200 to 500 mg (4-10 mg/kg) daily, in 1 to 3 divided doses, everyday or twice a week. In case of necessity, the daily dose is increased up to 1 g in adults, 20 mg/kg in children aged younger than 13 years. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Take a dose as soon as possible when you remember that you missed a dose. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Please note that eating fish which contains large amounts of histidine (tuna etc.) may cause headache, erythema, vomiting and itchiness, and eating food which contains large amounts of tyramine (cheese etc.) may cause increase in blood pressure and palpitation while you are taking the medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: bleeding tendency, headache, dizziness, malaise, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach distension, abdominal pain, constipation, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • loss of appetite, general malaise, yellowing of the skin/the white of eyes  [serious liver disorder including hepatitis fulminant]
  • fever, erythema, blister, erosion  [Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosis, erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis)]
  • rash, fever [drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome]
  • fever, erythema, muscle ache, joint ache  [systemic lupus erythematosus symptoms]
  • fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty  [interstitial pneumonia]
  • fever, skin rash, urine output decreased, swelling of the limbs and the face  [renal failure, interstitial nephritis, nephrotic syndrome]
  • fever, sore throat, general malaise, bleeding tendency (gums bleeding, nasal bleeding, subcutaneous hemorrhage, etc.)  [agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia]
  • paroxysmal muscular cramp  [convulsion]
  • blurred eyesight, failing vision  [optic neuritis, optic atrophy]
  • abnormal sensation in the limbs, numbness, sensory abnormality  [peripheral neuritis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children. Store it away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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