Compare pyrazinamide vs. Mycobutin

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

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Treats tuberculosis

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

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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.
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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.
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Used for
  • Tuberculosis treatment
  • Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare group; Prophylaxis - HIV infection
  • Atypical mycobacterial infection Crohn's disease Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare group - HIV infection Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection HIV infection - Tuberculosis Mycobacterium avium complex infection
  • Lung disease Tuberculosis Tuberculosis
  • Extrapulmonary
Dosage forms
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Price
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Side effects
The pyrazinamide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Mycobutin (Rifabutin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Liver problems
    • Current liver problems
  • Gout
    • History of gout
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