Pyrazinamide treats tuberculosis. It is used with other drugs to treat tuberculosis.

Pyrazinamide Overview


Pyrazinamide is a prescription medication used to treat active tuberculosis. Pyrazinamide belongs to a group of drugs calledantituberculous agents. These work by stopping the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).  

This medication comes in as a tablet form and is taken once a day with or without food. Pyrazinamide can also taken twice a week at a higher dose.

Common side effects of pyrazinamide include upset stomach, joint and muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting.

How was your experience with Pyrazinamide?

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What are you taking Pyrazinamide for?

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  • Other
  • Mycobacterium Infections
  • Tuberculosis

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  • A month or so
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Pyrazinamide Cautionary Labels


Uses of Pyrazinamide

Pyrazinamide is a prescription medication used with other medications to treat active tuberculosis.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.  

Pyrazinamide Brand Names

Pyrazinamide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Pyrazinamide Drug Class

Pyrazinamide is part of the drug class: