Capreotec

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Capreotec Information

Capreotec, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Tuberculosis.

The right dosage of Capreotec depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Capreotec include Rash. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Capreotec as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Capreotec are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Capreotec's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Safe while nursing. In addition, Capreotec's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Capreotec related warnings section.

The section on Capreotec contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Capreotec may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Capreotec, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Capreotec Benefits & Uses

Capreotec is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Capreotec Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 5 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 5 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 5 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 5 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Capreotec Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Capreotec is used -

Severe

Moderate

Mild

Common

  • Rash

Unknown

  • Abnormal liver function

Capreotec Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Capreotec safe for pregnant women?


    Capreotec may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Capreotec again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Capreotec safe during breastfeeding?


    Capreotec does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Capreotec on the Kidneys?


    Capreotec rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Capreotec on the Liver?


    Side effects of Capreotec rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Capreotec on the Heart?


    Using Capreotec does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Capreotec with Other Drugs

Capreotec should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Capreotec Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Capreotec unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Capreotec

  • Is this Capreotec habit forming or addictive?


    Capreotec is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Capreotec since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Capreotec is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Capreotec is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Capreotec Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Capreotec


    Taking Capreotec with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Capreotec


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Capreotec and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 770



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