Trecator SC
Trecator SC

Trecator SC review

Trecator SC can be generically prescribed as ethionamide. It is commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis, as it is a powerful antibiotic that deters the growth of bacteria in the body. While it can be used for other bacterial infections, Trecator SC is a very powerful medication and is not used when other antibiotics can handle the infection. Trecator SC is usually used in conjunction with other medicines for tuberculosis for the most effective and speediest results.

Patients should be made aware that even if their symptoms ease, they must finish the entire prescription. Ending this medication too early may only invite the bacterial growth to return, reigniting the infection.

Trecator SC is not appropriate for all patients and a thorough medical evaluation is necessary before prescribing it. Patients with a medical history which includes liver disease, diabetes mellitus, or a previous allergic reaction to any form of ethionamide may not be able to take Trecator SC or may require continuous monitoring and testing while undergoing drug therapy with this medication.

The American Food and Drug Administration warns against prescribing Trecator SC for pregnant or nursing women. It has yet to be determined whether or not this medication will cause harm to a developing fetus. It has also yet to be determined the affect this medication may have on a nursing baby. Thus, it is advisable that women with a current pregnancy, who are breast feeding, or who may become pregnant should not take this medication.

While most patients with tuberculosis are hospitalized and are not responsible for their own medication, some patients may be responsible for self administering their medications. If a dose is missed, the dose should be taken as soon as possible. If it nearing time for the next regular dose, however, the missed dose should be skipped. Patients should never take an extra dose of Trecator SC to make up for a missed dose. Doses should not be taken too close together. Doing so may result in an overdose.

While it is unclear what they exact results of an overdose of Trecator SC would be, there is no doubt that an overdose is considered a medical emergency. Patients react with unpredictable symptoms when overdosing on this medication. Patients should be taken to the nearest medical emergency facility.

It is not uncommon for patients to experience side effects, especially when starting Trecator SC. Most side effects are mild and common and should cause no alarm. These symptoms should be reported to the prescribing physician as a dosing change may make the side effects more tolerable. Mild and common side effects may include diarrhea, excessive salivation, tremors, rash, mild dizziness, fatigue and weakness, the perpetual taste of metal, headaches, and nausea with vomiting or lack of appetite.

Sometimes severe side effects may occur, which require immediate medical intervention. Severe side effects may include allergic reactions (swelling of the lips, face, throat, or tongue, hives, and difficulty breathing,) confusion, strange or abnormal behaviors, numbness or tingles in the extremities, jaundice, dark urine, blurry vision, double vision, other vision irregularities, or seizures.

Not all medications can be mixed with Trecator SC. Patients should be advised to inform the prescribing physician of any changes in their medication before taking any new medicines. Prescription medications, over the counter medications, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements all present an interaction risk. Medicines with a known interaction with Trecator SC include cycloserine and isoniazid, both of which enhance the risk of seizures, and additional antibiotics with the same or similar potency.

Trecator sc has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of trecator sc

• Molecular formula of trecator sc is C8H10N2S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-ethylpyridine-4-carbothioamide
• Molecular weight is 166.244 g/mol
Trecator sc available : 250mg tablets

Generic name: Ethionamide

Brand name(s): Aethionamidum, Aetina, Aetiva, Amidazin, Amidazine, Atina, Ethimide, Ethina, Ethinamide, Ethionamidum, Ethioniamide, Ethylisothiamide, Ethyonomide, Etimid, Etiocidan, Etionamid, Etionamida, Etionamide, Etioniamid, Etionid, Etionizin, Etionizina, Etionizine, Fatoliamid, Iridocin, Iridozin, Isothin, Isotiamida, Itiocide, Nicotion, Nisotin, Nizotin, Rigenicid, Sertinon, Teberus, Thianid, Thianide, Thioamide, Thiomid, Thioniden, Tianid, Tio-Mid, Tiomid, Trecator, Trekator, Trescatyl, Trescazide, Tubenamide, Tubermin, Tuberoid, Tuberoson

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