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Seromycin (Cycloserine)

Seromycin (Cycloserine)

Cycloserine General Information

Seromycin (Cycloserine) is indicated to treat tuberculosis (TB). This is used in combination with other medications. In some cases, this may also be used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). This will not work for viral infections like flu or common colds. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. 

How does Seromycin (Cycloserine) work?

Seromycin (Cycloserine) similar in structure to the amino acid d-alanine. It interferes with an early step in bacterial cell wall synthesis in the cytoplasm. It is by competitive inhibition of two enzymes, L-alanine racemase, which forms D-alanine, and D-alanylalanine synthetase. In which it incorporates D-alanine into the pentapeptide necessary for peptidoglycan formation. It also incorporates the bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Why use Seromycin (Cycloserine)?

Seromycin (Cycloserine) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is produced by a strain of Streptomyces orchidaceus. It has also been synthesized. Seromycin has Cycloserine which is a white to off-white powder that is soluble in water and stable in alkaline solution. This is available in the strength of 250mg for oral administration. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this treatment.

How to use Seromycin (Cycloserine)?

The recommended dosage for this medication depends on your condition, weight, and response.

Seromycin (Cycloserine) is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken twice a day every 12 hours or as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than 1000mg per day. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. You should take this medication at evenly spaced intervals. Follow your doctor’s prescription very carefully to get the most benefit of this treatment.

What are the side-effects of Seromycin (Cycloserine)?

  • Difficulty speaking
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Skin rash
  • Confusion or abnormal behavior
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet
  • Seizures
  • An allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your tongue, face, or lips)

Warnings and Precautions

  • This is not prescribed for those who have suffered from depression, those who have epilepsy and have kidney disease.
  • Do not receive any vaccinations or immunizations while using this medication.
  • This should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
  • Let your doctor know if you have any allergies or current treatments. Tell also to your doctor if you have any medical history.
  • Keep this away from moisture and heat.