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What is Cycloserine used for?

Cycloserine is an antibiotic medication used to treat tuberculosis (TB). It prevents the growth of tuberculous bacteria in your body. This drug is also used to treat urinary tract infections. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Cycloserine?

The dosage of Cycloserine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Cycloserine can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Cycloserine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cycloserine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Cycloserine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cycloserine, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Cycloserine?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cycloserine.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cycloserine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Cycloserine can interact with antihistamines, muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Cycloserine?

Like other medicines, Cycloserine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cycloserine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cycloserine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cycloserine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Cycloserine can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, headache, irritability, anxiety, tremor, and skin rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cycloserine.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cycloserine?

Is it possible for me to take Cycloserine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cycloserine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cycloserine?
How will Cycloserine work in my body?
How should Cycloserine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Cycloserine drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Cycloserine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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