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.

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  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking bedaquiline:

    More common:
    Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
    chest pain
    coughing or spitting up blood
    dark-colored urine
    decreased appetite
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    light-colored stools
    loss of appetite
    nausea and vomiting
    skin rash
    swelling of the feet or lower legs
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    yellow eyes or skin
    Incidence not known:
    irregular heartbeat recurrent
    Severity: Minor
    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:

    More common:
    Difficulty with moving
    muscle pain or stiffness
    pain in the joints
  • (oral tablet)
  • Bacterial Infection

    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.