Pyrazinamide is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.
Pyrazinamide is used to treat tuberculosis (TB) in adults and children.
Pyrazinamide must be used with other TB medicines. Tuberculosis can become resistant to treatment if pyrazinamide is used alone. Take all your medicines as prescribed by your doctor.
Pain in large and small joints
Loss of appetite
pain and swelling of joints, especially big toe, ankle, and knee
tense, hot skin over affected joints
unusual tiredness or weakness
yellow eyes or skin
Some pyrazinamide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
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.