Compare pyrazinamide vs. Avelox
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
pyrazinamide is one of the first choice treatments used together with other drugs for tuberculosis.
Treats bacterial infections.
Avelox (moxifloxacin) effectively treats different types of bacterial infections, but is more expensive than its alternatives.
- pyrazinamide along with other medications effectively treats tuberculosis.
- Take pyrazinamide either once a day or a couple times a week.
- Although not tested, this medicine is as safe for children as it is for adults.
- Available as a generic medicine.
- Treats a variety of bacterial infections.
- Can be taken with or without food.
- Might be a good treatment option for people with kidney problems.
- Needs to be taken only once a day.
- Have to take pyrazinamide with other medicines in order to be effective against tuberculosis.
- Can cause liver problems that may require stopping the medicine.
- Can interfere with some lab tests.
- Even though pyrazinamide is a generic, it is still relatively expensive.
- People with diabetes need to check their blood sugar levels regularly while taking Avelox (moxifloxacin).
- Cannot be taken at the same time as antacids or vitamins.
- Avelox (moxifloxacin) can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a rash.
- Relatively more expensive compared to similar alternatives.
- Tuberculosis treatment
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The pyrazinamide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
8possible side effects
- Stomach pain2%
Risks and risk factors
- Liver problems
- Current liver problems
- History of gout
- Tendon rupture and inflammation
- People over age 60
- Taking steroid medicine
- Those with kidney, heart, or lung transplants
- Myasthenia gravis
- Those with a history of myasthenia gravis
- Nerve damage
- Changes in mood and behavior
- Effects on heartbeat
- Those with a history of heart rhythm problems
- Taking other medicines that also affect your heart rhythm
- Those with liver problems