Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 008428/001.

Names and composition

"ISONIAZID" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ISONIAZID.

Forms

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Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Justin Weinert 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Micah Weisheit 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Herlinda Minzenmayer 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Santana Oliveras 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Bernardo Busse 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Harrison Fridlington 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Ilse Rzucidlo 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Hildred Swecker 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Keshia Hendershott 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Enrique Sanchec 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Francisca Silk 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Joesph Kasica 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Lenny Widhalm 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Adina Nuvallie 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Nestor Reinier 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Son Brihon 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Greta Mckellan 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Santo Sabatini 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Barrett Kordsmeier 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Flossie Moraga 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Shellie Clance 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Eusebia Lucian 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Percy Waananen 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Robbie Warehime 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Karma Overholt 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Jung Lulewicz 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Jeannine Tomaski 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Kirby Kirchmann 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Valarie Deuschel 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Samira Hammarlund 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Evelynn Arnwine 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Roberta Kohel 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Daniell Cifuentes 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Hannelore Aske 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Stefany Degonia 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Ellyn Fortuna 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Xochitl Bogdanski 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Claudio Merganthaler 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Rowena Gains 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Rosaura Renne 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Raymond Boahn 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Adelle Szyszka 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Stanford Braga 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Corrine Kennon 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Zina Glasscock 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Annie Montavon 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Tamie Vandawalker 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Diann Protano 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Ligia Trogdon 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Yolanda Pollen 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Bernardine Pizzi 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Donte Pucci 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Gussie Kotterna 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Tarsha Pagoda 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Juliana Ow 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Carroll Benes 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Francesca Mominee 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Jeannie Labombard 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Tasha Herod 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Chang Frija 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Nikki Empleo 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Elenora Nori 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Laraine Buerger 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Carmon Haneke 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Genie Pigue 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Kanesha Byro 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Lisha Linnecke 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Son Hovden 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Otha Gangluff 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Eusebio Beene 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Percy Gobbi 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Frederick Scopel 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Venetta Tatham 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Shanta Klimko 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Marna Seung 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Ashlee Flannagan 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Willena Allford 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Teena Vashaw 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Derek Mulder 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Philomena Spenser 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Vernon Legner 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Freda Chapdelaine 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Dallas Merlo 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Raelene Kaaihue 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by My Bodreau 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Lavada Gaugler 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Bessie Calarco 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Bruce Boadway 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Brenna Covill 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Erik Dice 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Francoise Feris 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Kasandra Bramblett 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Temika Sikat 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Noriko Hammontree 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Gussie Ridges 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Delena Oliva 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Linn Mccaffery 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Lawrence Colclough 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Johnny Paradee 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Gretchen Preston 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Heide Willingham 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Gilberto Benasher 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Lily Clynes 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Zandra Ping 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Ronald Bellini 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Lamonica Filby 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Hollis Montalbano 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Alena Youngberg 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Patsy Mulherin 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Abdul Tyer 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Gregorio Martincic 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Timmy Morda 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Palmira Flicker 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Evangeline Finefrock 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Dirk Boe 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Mia Gesmondi 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Earlean Achord 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Stevie Mccoil 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Florentina Polakis 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Cecile Gosvener 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Marlena Richerds 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Mireya Romani 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Cleta Aarhus 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Numbers Vadner 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Leslie Cozzolino 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Alice Berkson 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Marybelle Croffie 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Takako Teitsort 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Carmelo Delahoya 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Tosha Fithen 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Wade Beahn 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Melanie Sylvia 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Stefan Tudela 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Glennis Scallion 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Gussie Groover 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Helaine Hartstein 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Vinita Angold 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Bonnie Wolfe 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Casie Bandin 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Sun Forsyth 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Randee Myslinski 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Jamel Hadcock 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Precious Erath 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Marhta Mouw 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Jed Youn 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Una Gosier 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Jospeh Ghantt 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Earlie Debacker 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Allegra Delaplane 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Shanita Kaller 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Leesa Luiso 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Ken Moerman 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Amado Blasini 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Wayne Strefeler 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Nickole Krenzke 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Cordia Mahl 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Liza Mildred 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Blythe Natalie 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Tamiko Alvardo 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Karlyn Lucks 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Sharla Caroline 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Madalene Briante 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Delmar Pantojz 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Tameika Brossard 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Jacquetta Skrip 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Loree Anctil 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Lacie Mcaskill 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Izola Bazzano 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Bo Matousek 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Mozella Duraku 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Marion Neithercutt 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Shalonda Youngquist 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Hanh Borkin 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Camille Zaic 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Oren Hodak 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Kenyatta Song 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Kasandra Lembrick 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Michiko Revel 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Odessa Tedder 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Gerry Dufer 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Adelaida Gerberich 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Annemarie Bidle 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Iris Shamburg 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Lisbeth Nouth 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Renata Capezzuto 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Leda Shimer 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Raymon Venning 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Alida Papanikolas 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Bo Hollenbeck 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Roxanne Burdette 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Soraya Heggan 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Sasha Yao 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Tresa Gerken 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Florencio Weyant 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Piper Rhame 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Natosha Foucher 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Israel Freese 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Hipolito Docken 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Ngoc Impson 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Shantel Smale 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Maria Age 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Shannan Lansberg 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Carin Potash 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Deandra Atamanczyk 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Vickey Schirm 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Douglass Mandala 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Lashawn Tork 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Lennie Soptick 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Lisbeth Mazingo 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Glennie Viessman 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Terrance Hoistion 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Dorcas Horvers 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Xavier Honokaupu 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Nicholle Stotz 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Janae Pardon 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Agueda Ruess 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Nam Bajek 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Alysia Trowbridge 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Neil Surber 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Summer Fleener 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Lucile Faraco 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Suzanne Fleischner 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Coreen Hagenson 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Alina Zeiss 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Victor Hourihan 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Ronald Iacovelli 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Johnson Gipple 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Kim Werremeyer 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Alene Biesinger 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Jill Mallis 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Dotty Ouellet 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Justina Viccica 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Annamaria Chauvette 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Ardelle Copsey 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Tona Cargill 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Caroline Meurer 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Riley Hilde 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Kendra Mcgowen 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Jayna Hanby 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Margy Broomfield 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Natashia Robirds 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Robert Upchurch 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Coreen Stains 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Zana Getler 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Del Brugh 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Reynaldo Morgandi 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Kali Kjergaard 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Natashia Helmer 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Melodee Shearing 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Ericka Bilchak 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Freddie Kampf 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Ruthann Effler 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Farah Stower 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Yajaira Jurin 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Lionel Osawa 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Lester Kasper 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Cathey Chenauls 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Douglass Skeem 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Lucio Longpre 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Artie Burtell 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by Nu Fyke 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Jame Mcroberts 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Florencia Kettel 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Jeanine Kalisek 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Shondra Ano 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Ruben Niver 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Lois Rastegar 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Kendrick Ban 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Carola Mutty 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Tracee Toman 2 years ago.


Isoniazid Side Effects?
Isoniazid Side Effects?I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird.I... Asked by Fiona Broccoli 2 years ago.

Isoniazid Side Effects? I've been tested positive for tuberculosis. I don't have the actual thing, but I have the possibility of getting the actual thing in the future so the doctor prescribed me an isoniazid medicine. After 2 days of taking it(I take it at night between 7 pm to 11 pm) I start to feel weird. I mean I feel light headed, dizzy, unsteady/unbalanced, really tired everyday, ans sometimes my eyes tend to wander around the page and I can't concentrate when reading a book. Should I go see a doctor since I'm not sure if these are the conditions of liver cancer because I thought liver cancer was only if your urine was blackish and if you have yellow in the eyes. (I don't have these 2 symptoms) So should I go see the doctor or not? And are my symptoms actually telling me that I may develop liver cancer in the future? Answered by Nelle Seraiva 2 years ago.

Isoniazid side effects are:diarrhea,vision problems.If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in IMPORTANT WARNING SECTION,call your doctor immediately:eye pain,numbness or tingling in the hands and feet,skin rush fever,swollen glands,sore throat,unusual bleeding or bruising,stomach pains or tenderness. WARNING SECTION: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage.Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. If you experience any of the following symptoms,call your doctor immediately:excessive tiredness,weakness,lack of energy,lose of appetite,upset stomach,vomiting,dark yellow or brown urine,yellowing of the skin of eyes. AS YOU CAN READ THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT BLACKISH URINE AND YELLOW IN THE EYES. SO, TELL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE NOTHIING TO TELL ABOUT DEVELOPING LIVER CANCER IN THE FUTURE! Answered by Kristal Krawiec 2 years ago.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue •breathing problems •changes in vision or eye pain •dark urine •fever, sore throat •hallucination, loss of contact with reality •loss of appetite •memory problems •nausea, vomiting •pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •seizures •stomach pain •unusually weak or tired •yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •breast enlargement or tenderness •diarrhea •headache •upset stomach •trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Answered by Anika Meholick 2 years ago.

some antibiotics can create a "drug fever". talk to your doctor about it. appendicitis is a serious issue and even though you are feeling great, fever usually indicates infection. Answered by Almeda Commins 2 years ago.

what will happen if I stop using isoniazid? Answered by Lakia Seavey 2 years ago.


What is the medication isoniazid used for?
I believe it is for something to do with the lungs. Asked by Emelina Munnerlyn 2 years ago.

Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. It is used in combo with other anti-TB drugs to treat various forms of TB (not only lung); it is also used for active TB disease prevention - to manage LTBI (latent TB infection). --- PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in this response should be considered as medical advice or opinion. Only your own doctor can help to make decisions about your condition and/or medical care. Answered by Jill Ill 2 years ago.

TB tuberculosis Answered by Dawne Gennaria 2 years ago.

TB and has been for 40 years or so. Answered by Shanon Halston 2 years ago.


When was isoniazid available to the public?
Asked by Raven Stiel 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is also called isonicotinyl hydrazine or INH. Isoniazid is a first-line anti tuberculous medication used in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. It was discovered in 1952 by Roche, and for the first time, a cure for tuberculosis was considered reasonable. It is available in tablet, syrup, and injectable forms (given intramuscularly or intravenously). Isoniazid is available world-wide, is inexpensive to produce and is generally well tolerated. It is available now, and it was available for quite a while. Hope this helps! Answered by Gemma Gombos 2 years ago.


Isoniazid and Alcohol?
I am taking Isoniazid for latent tuberculosis. I will be a freshman in college in the fall. Therefore according to the meds, I cannot drink until next march. Does anyone know what would happen if a had an occasional beer? Not multiple beers, but just one? Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Asked by Maybelle Dirkse 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is a type of antibiotics used to combat TB and in some cases HIV. Typically, it's not wise to mix alcohol use with any type of antibiotics, but with Isoniazid, the side effects could outweigh the need or desire to drink. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side effect. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness, tingling, or an unusual sensation such as burning or prickling on the skin. Hepatitis is the most dangerous. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis are yellow eyes and skin, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dark urine, unusual tiredness, or weakness. Severe reactions may occur if you eat foods containing high concentrations of tyramine such as aged cheeses, avocados, bananas, beer, caffeinated beverages, chocolate, sausages, liver, overripe fruit, red wine, smoked or pickled fish, yeasts, and yogurt. Answered by Quincy Torreson 2 years ago.

Isoniazid And Alcohol Answered by Kattie Varquez 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Bernard Kirchner 2 years ago.

Drinking while on any form of antibiotic can lessen the effectiveness of the medication. I'd talk to your doctor to see what affect the occasional beer would have. Better to be safe than dead. Answered by Cynthia Savary 2 years ago.


Does isoniazid reduce ige levels?
Asked by Cassey Finigan 2 years ago.

Isoniazid is directed only towards the inhibition of mycolic acid synthesis in the mycobacterial cell wall of Mycobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis--the etiologic agent of tuberculosis--as one example). This anti-bacterial drug, much like other medications, has side-effects that range from skin allergies like rashes to some liver and neurological complications. Immune system-wise, isoniazid does not really reduce the levels of IgE in the blood, because IgE does not really respond to bacterial pathogens to begin with, so its levels would be kept at the low end. IgE's action is more towards parasitic pathogens, and does have the capacity to cause anaphylactic reactions due to the release of histamines. In any case, even if IgE levels are high, isoniazid cannot, for the most part, react with IgE because of the organic chemistry behind their separate fundamental chemical structures. Hope this helps! Answered by Xochitl Kasey 2 years ago.


How does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?
as per drug information about isoniazid, some of its adverse drug reactions is agranulocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia. how can it cause these hematologic dysfunctions? Asked by Saturnina Tyron 2 years ago.

GENERIC NAME: ISONIAZID ( INH) BRAND NAME(S): Niazid INH; Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide This medication is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis. Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver problems (e.g.,fatal hepatitis) As with all drugs; it can cause enlargement of the liver or liver dysfunctions/problems. . This drug can cause hepatoxicity. One of the main functions of the liver is clearance of waste products, drugs, and toxins. . In addition, the liver metabolizes most hormones and ingested drugs to either more or less active products. Nearly all drugs are modified or degraded in the liver. In particular, oral drugs are absorbed by the gut and transported via the portal circulation to the liver. In the liver, drugs may undergo first-pass metabolism, a process in which they are modified, activated, or inactivated before they enter the systemic circulation, or they may be left unchanged. Alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, and accumulation of its products can lead to cell injury and death. In patients with liver disease, drug detoxification and excretion may be dangerously altered, resulting in drug concentrations that are too low or too high or the production of toxic drug metabolites. Therefore, medications that are metabolized by the liver must be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease; these patients may need lower doses of the drug. Thus this drug may cause thrombocytopenia ( low platelet count) or agranulocytosis( low WBC count).and hemolysis or destruction of blood cells and low production of RBC ( RBC is produced in the liver ) resulting in anemia. Answered by April Mccleaf 2 years ago.


Can i drink ensure while taking isoniazid?
ensure is a drink with vitamins Asked by Victor Authur 2 years ago.

Probably fine. Isoniazid doesn't get a long well with tyramine. It inhibits its metabolism causing its levels to build up, potentially leading to a hypertensive crisis. Tyramine is a by-product of tyrosine metabolism in aged/fermented foods. Thus, most cheeses, aged meats, soy sauce, tofu, beer, red wines, etc. should be off limits for you (you should avoid *any* alcoholic beverages while taking isoniazid anyway, but beer and red wine give you a double whammy). There are also some fruits that have high levels of tyramine. You can look it up on the web for a more complete list. I can't imagine that Ensure would have much tyramine in it. You can always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure (I would recommend the pharmacist as they tend to have these answers more readily than doctors.). Answered by Jacquie Petitjean 2 years ago.

There are two different answers to your questions, although both are "No" answers. Although the incidence of TB has declined dramatically in the last century, pockets of the disease among populations of alcoholics have been a major factor in preventing the elimination of TB. Treatment of alcoholics with TB has been problematic because of the lack continuing treatment including the use of Rx meds. Non-compliant prescription drug use is a common problem among alcoholics. Presumably your course of treatment with isoniazid is limited to a few weeks. If you cannot stop drinking during that time, then there may be other problems you should consider. More to the point, and more applicable to non-alcoholic drinkers is the fact that the overall effectiveness of antituberculosis medications, including isoniazid, is greatly reduced by alcohol. Answered by Jung Kellenberger 2 years ago.

it seems the directions seem only to avoid items such as cheese, red wine, certain types of fish. If you have any disease that make you avoid sugar such a diabetes then consult doctor Answered by Carol Wakabayashi 2 years ago.


Alcohol isoniazid?
I have to take this med one for everyday for about 9 months ago. I already had it for 6 months. I was wondering what can I do to drink alcohol. should I stop it for the period of time I drink alcohol and start again after I was done? because I only want to drink for the christmas time. Asked by Kendall Szwed 2 years ago.

Are you on isoniazid for TB? You really shouldn't quit taking the med at all. I would strongly recommend that you abstain from alcohol for this Christmas. I know it will be hard, but the sooner you finish taking the isoniazid, the better it will be, both for you, and for the people around you. Answered by Louis Divincenzo 2 years ago.

Isoniazid and alcohol are both metabolized by the liver. So as not to burden your liver, it's best to not take the two together. Answered by Gary Thorns 2 years ago.


Help? Isoniazid with Vitamin B6?
So I'm a 14 year old that got positive in the tuberculosis skin test. My doctor prescribed me Isoniazid and Vitamin B6. Should I take isoniazid first and then vitamin b6? Or vitamin b6 first and then isoniazid? What foods can't i eat? Can i eat fish like tilapia fish?... Asked by Shawn Bettinger 2 years ago.

Take the Isoniazid on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor. The full information about taking it with B6... "There are many drugs that interfere with the metabolism of vitamin B6. Isoniazid, alters the activity of vitamin B6. There is disagreement about the need for routine vitamin B6 supplementation when taking isoniazid. Acute isoniazid toxicity can result in coma and seizures that are reversed by vitamin B6, but in a group of children receiving isoniazid, no cases of neurological problems were observed regardless of whether or not they took a vitamin B6 supplement. Some doctors recommend taking a supplement that provides 100% of the RDA for B6 when isoniazid is prescribed, which is usually enough to prevent symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency." You could take the B6, like food, an hour before or 2 hours after the Isoniazid or at a different time of day completely. You could always eat foods with B6, like... Liver Rabbit Fatty Fish Raw red, green peppers Cod Turkey Hazel nuts, Cashew nuts and peanutsPotato Chicken. Your tilapia - fine. Answered by Yvette Amith 2 years ago.


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