Teach patients to take a daily mutliple vitamin that contains that B-complex vitamins while on this drug because the drug can deplete the body of this vitamin.
teach patient to take the drug on an empty stomach (1 hour befoe, 2 hours after meals) and avoid antacids becuase they slow the absoroption of the drug through the GI tract.
Teach pt that drug will stain skin and urine and other secretions will have reddish-orange tinge. Soft contact lenses could aslo be staine.
Women using this drug using oral contraceptives should use an additional method of contraception while taking this drug and one month after because it reduces the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.
This drug causes photosensitvity and greatly increases the risk for sunburn.
Ask the patient if they have ever had gout becase this drug can increase uric acid formation, making gout worse.
Pyrazinamide (PZA) and Ethambutol
Teach pt to drink at least 8 ounces of water when taking this tablet and to increase fluid intake because more fluids help prevent uric acid from precipitating and causing gout or kidney problems.
Pyrazinamide (PZA) Ethambutol
the drug induces sever nausea and vomitting when alcohol is ingested.
Teach patient to report any changes in vision, such as reduced color vision, blurred vision, or reducec visual fields, immediately to his or her health care provider.