Bedaquiline is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.
Bedaquiline is used together with other medications to treat tuberculosis that has been resistant to other antibacterial medications.
Bedaquiline can cause serious and sometimes fatal side effects. This medicine should be used only if you have no other treatment options.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking bedaquiline:
Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
coughing or spitting up blood
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
loss of appetite
nausea and vomiting
swelling of the feet or lower legs
unusual tiredness or weakness
yellow eyes or skin
Incidence not known:
irregular heartbeat recurrent
Some of the side effects that can occur with bedaquiline may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Difficulty with moving
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in the joints
Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.