What is cycloserine?
Cycloserine is an antibiotic. It prevents tuberculous bacteria from growing in your body.
Cycloserine is used to treat tuberculosis (TB).
Cycloserine is also sometimes used to treat urinary tract and other types of infections that have not responded to other treatments.
Cycloserine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about cycloserine?
Take all of the cycloserine that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Avoid alcohol while taking cycloserine. Alcohol will increase your risk of having a seizure during cycloserine treatment. Alcohol will also increase dizziness and drowsiness.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Cycloserine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience a skin rash, mental confusion, dizziness, headache, or tremors (shaking).
Who should not take cycloserine?
You cannot take cycloserine if you
suffer from depression,
have an anxiety disorder,
have a psychotic or psychiatric disorder,
have kidney disease, or
drink alcohol on a daily basis.
Cycloserine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether cycloserine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant
Cycloserine passes into breast milk, and it is not known whether cycloserine will harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.