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A 44-year-old member asked:

How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone treat tuberculosis?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
They don't: Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an alternative to Rifampin for the treatment of tb. However, you would never treat TB with either of those drugs alone. Tb always requires combination therapy to prevent resistance. Rifampin is combined with 2-3 other anti-tb drugs. Prednisolone does not treat tb, but it is sometimes used to treat inflammatory symptoms that can occur as a result of TB or TB therapy.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do about mycobutin, (rifabutin) and prednisolone, help treat tuberculosis.?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Take as prescribed: You don't tell me what organ is infected and which other drugs have been prescribed. Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an effective anti-tuberculous medication. Prednisolone is necessary in some (not all) tuberculosis cases. In short, without more information, take as prescribed by your physician.

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