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Side effects of akt4 treatment

does ak4 treatment causes chest burning
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
HI rindeep
AKT4 contains four drugs i.e isoniazide, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol.
Common side effects are drug indused gastritis presenting with nausea, vomiting etc.
the individual drug side effects are:
1) Isoniazide: hepatocellular jaundice, peripheral neuropathy causing pins and needles in bilateral foot.
2) rifampicin: Jaundice, Flu like syndrome, rashes, decreased platelet count, orange coloured urine, etc
3) ethambutol: retrobulbar optic neurits i.e vision problem
4) pyrazinamide: jaundice, hyperuricemia so can precipitate gout

probably you have got your answers, best wishes and thanks for visiting HCM
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
AKT 4 is treatment for tuberculosis,containing ethymbutol,pyrizinamide,aisoniazide and rephampicin.
These medicines have got hepto,renal toxicity.
There may be effect on vision,gastric upset.
These side effects are temporary and after treatment will become alright.
Vitamin B6 is to be given.
ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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