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cycloserine (cont.)

Who should not take cycloserine (Seromycin)?

You cannot take cycloserine if you

Cycloserine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether cycloserine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant

Cycloserine passes into breast milk, and it is not known whether cycloserine will harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take cycloserine (Seromycin)?

Take cycloserine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.

Cycloserine is usually taken twice a day. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Take all of the cycloserine that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Cycloserine is usually combined with one or more other tuberculosis medicines.

Your doctor may also want you to take a supplemental vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) tablet daily during treatment to lessen side effects.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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