Seromycin

Generic Name: Cycloserine

  • What is Seromycin?

    Seromycin is an antibiotic used with other medicines to treat tuberculosis. This medication is used in people who have an infection resistant to other medicines or who are intolerant to other medicines used to treat tuberculosis. Seromycin is also used to treat certain bacterial infections of the urinary tract.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Seromycin?

    Seromycin can cause allergic skin reactions or symptoms of central nervous system (CNS) toxicity, including seizures, psychosis, drowsiness, depression, confusion, headache, tremor, dizziness, impaired movement, slurred speech, or anxiety. Your risk of CNS toxicity can increase with higher doses of Seromycin. Alcohol can increase your risk of seizures. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Seromycin.

    Seromycin can be associated with vitamin B12 and/or folic acid deficiency or anemia. Your doctor will monitor you with blood tests.

  • Who should not take Seromycin?

    Do not take Seromycin if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Also, do not take Seromycin if you have a seizure disorder, depression, severe anxiety, psychosis, severe kidney impairment, alcoholism, or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Seromycin?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Seromycin. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a seizure disorder, depression, anxiety, psychosis, kidney or liver disease, alcoholism, or anemia.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended starting dose is 250 milligrams (mg) every 12 hours for the first 2 weeks. Your doctor will adjust your dose as needed, until the desired effect is achieved.

  • How should I take Seromycin?

    Take Seromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take extra doses or stop taking Seromycin without asking your doctor first.

  • What should I avoid while taking Seromycin?

    Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Seromycin.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Seromycin?

    If Seromycin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Seromycin with the following: alcohol, ethionamide, or isoniazid.

  • What are the possible side effects of Seromycin?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: aggression, allergic reactions, anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, impaired movement, loss of memory, psychosis, seizures, skin rash, slurred speech, tremor

  • Can I receive Seromycin if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Seromycin during pregnancy are unknown. Seromycin can cause harm to your newborn baby if you take it during breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Seromycin?

    If you miss a dose of Seromycin, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Seromycin?

    Store at room temperature.