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Isoniazid (Overview)

The first rx given to PTB patients.


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What is isoniazid used for?

What is isoniazid used for?

See below:: Isoniazid is used alone or with other drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) and to prevent it in people who have had contact with tuberculosis bacteria. It eliminates only active (growing) bacteria. Since the bacteria may exist in a resting (nongrowing) state for long periods, therapy with Isoniazid (and other antituberculosis drugs) must be continued for a long time (usually 6-12 months). ...Read more

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Isoniazid (Overview)

The first rx given to PTB patients.


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Why is isoniazid is prescribed for latent tb?

Why is isoniazid is prescribed for latent tb?

See below:: Isoniazid is used alone or with other drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) and to prevent it in people who have had contact with tuberculosis bacteria. It eliminates only active (growing) bacteria. Since the bacteria may exist in a resting (nongrowing) state for long periods, therapy with Isoniazid (and other antituberculosis drugs) must be continued for a long time (usually 6-12 months). ...Read more

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How can I know if isoniazid worked after i've finished my 6-month treatment for latent tb?

How can I know if isoniazid worked after i've finished my 6-month treatment for latent tb?

Followup with doc: Followup with your treating physician or regional health authority is your best plan. They may have a protocol to follow with scheduled repeat x-rays or other studies, the timing of which will vary. ...Read more

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I am taking isoniazid, if I take bee propolis tincture with alcohol. Would that hurt my liver or is it pure.

I am taking isoniazid,  if I take bee propolis tincture with alcohol.  Would that hurt my liver or is it pure.

Propolis: The National Institutes of Health rates propolis as "possibly effective" for treating cold sores, genital herpes, and post-surgery mouth pain. It appears to be quite safe and cannot find any reports of liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy need another doctor opinion

Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month
side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy
need another doctor opinion

TB treatment: Most medications will have a long list of possible side effects but that does not mean those things will happen. You need to consider taking the medicine to treat the TB so you will not get sick or spread the infection to your family. Just be sure to take some vitamin b6 to prevent any neuropathy. Never did see any patient have trouble with the isoniazid. Just follow up with your doctor as directe. ...Read more

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What are the effects of inh(isoniazid) on my body if taken for 9 months?

What are the effects of inh(isoniazid) on my body if taken for 9 months?

Liver and nerve: Can cause liver problems and nerve problems (neuropathy) like numbness and tingling. Need to monitor these things. ...Read more

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What is isoniazid used for?

See below:: Isoniazid is used alone or with other drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) and to prevent it in people who have had contact with tuberculosis bacteria. It eliminates only active (growing) bacteria. Since the bacteria may exist in a resting (nongrowing) state for long periods, therapy with Isoniazid (and other antituberculosis drugs) must be continued for a long time (usually 6-12 months). ...Read more

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What is isoniazid inh taken for?

What is isoniazid inh taken for?

Tuberculosis : Inh is one of drugs used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis. ...Read more