Description of the medicine: Metazidum (Methazidum)
METAZID (Methazidum). 1,1-Methylene bis (isonicotinoyl hydrazide). Crystalline powder, white or creamy white. It is practically insoluble in water.
In terms of anti-tuberculosis activity, it is close to phtivazide.
Take inside. The dose for adults is usually 0.5 g 2 times a day, for children - at the rate of 0.02 - 0.03 g / kg (20 - 30 mg / kg) per day (not more than 1 g per day); the daily dose is given in 2 to 3 doses.
Higher doses for adults inside: single 1 g, daily 2 g.
The drug is usually well tolerated. With prolonged use, the same complications are possible as with other isonicotinic acid hydrazide derivatives.
Indications and contraindications are the same as for ftivazid.
Method of release: powder; tablets of 0.1; 0.3 and 0.5 g in a package of 100 pieces.
Storage: List B. In a dry place.