Generic Trecator-SC


Generic Trecator-SC is an adjuvant antibiotic used for treatment of tuberculosis in combination with other drugs.

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Product Description

Generic Trecator-SC is an adjuvant antibiotic used for the treatment of tuberculosis. The active ingredient is Ethionamide.

Common use.

Generic Trecator-SC is indicated in combination with other tuberculostatic medications as 2nd line drug in patients with infections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the case when a resistance to rifampicin or isoniazid has been developed.

Administration and dosage.

Drugs must be always taken in accordance with the prescription label.

The daily recommended dose for adults is 15-20mg/kg. This dose could be taken in one single intake or in 2 intakes for improving the tolerability.

Generic Trecator-SC may be taken with or without food, but aliments could reduce the gastro-intestinal effects of the ethionamide.

Precautions and warnings.

Please take into account that patients should be constantly monitorized by their doctors, especially some indicators like: sugar level in the blood, the thyroid function and visual acuity. These functions could be affected whilst undergoing ethionamide.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: using any kind of medications in these periods, even herbal products, should be allowed by a healthcare expert.

Driving and machinery use: these capacities could be influenced by the administration of Generic Trecator-SC as it may cause headaches and/or drowsiness.


Generic Trecator-SC must not be used in the following cases:

  1. hypersensitivity to ethionamide or to any other component of the drug
  2. hypersensitivity to any other antibiotics
  3. pregnancy and breastfeeding
  4. severe liver and kidney disorders
  5. children under 12 years old

Side effects.

Among the most frequently met side effects we can highlight the following ones:

  1. headache, dizziness
  2. drowsiness, confusion
  3. skin eruptions, itching, urticaria
  4. diarrhea
  5. nausea, vomiting, appetite loss

Drug interaction.

Generic Trecator-SC interacts mainly with the following types of drugs:

  1. isoniazid and rifampicin
  2. cycloserine
  3. blood thinners

Consequently, it is absolutely necessary to provide your doctor with a list of all the medications you are undergoing, in order to avoid dangerous interactions.

Missed dose.

Get used to take your drugs at the same hour every day. In this way you will not have missed doses. If it still happened that you forgot to take one of the Generic Trecator-SC doses, you can take it once you remember about it, unless it’s close time for the next intake. Never take double doses to make up for the skipped ones.


Taking a higher dose than prescribed by the doctor is dangerous. You could experience hepatotoxicity. It is recommended to stop the treatment and eliminate the remaining medication out of the body through gastric lavage. All the required procedures should be performed by healthcare experts. Please, seek medical help as soon as possible.