Compare pyrazinamide vs. Cipro

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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pyrazinamide

Prescription only

Cipro (ciprofloxacin)

Prescription only
Treats tuberculosis

pyrazinamide is one of the first choice treatments used together with other drugs for tuberculosis.

Treats bacterial infections.

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a good, cheap antibiotic that treats many types of bacterial infections, but it interacts with some food and drugs.

3.8/ 5 average rating with 755 reviewsforCipro
Upsides
  • 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.
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is available in generic.
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) comes in different forms, including intravenous (IV) injection.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be used with caution if you have kidney problems.
  • If you drink caffeine while on Cipro (ciprofloxacin), you may notice increased effects of the caffeine.
  • Some bacteria have developed resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can interact with many other medications. Tell your doctor and pharmacist what medications, over-the-counter products, and supplements you are taking before starting Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
  • Extended release pill
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Reviews
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63%
saidit'sworth it
53%
saiditworked well
17%
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Side effects
The pyrazinamide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
2possible side effects
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Liver problems
    • Current liver problems
  • Gout
    • History of gout
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  • Tendon rupture
    • People over age 60
    • Taking steroid medicine
    • Those with kidney, heart, or lung transplants
  • Myasthenia gravis
    • Myasthenia gravis
  • Diarrhea
  • Nerve damage
  • Central nervous system effects
    • Central nervous system disorders
    • Seizures
  • Heart rhythm problems
    • Use with other QT prolonging drugs
    • History of heart disease
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