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What is the definition or description of: Isoniazid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Isoniazid allergy?

Isoniazid allergy: Isoniazid (isonicotinylhydrazide or INH) is an antibiotic that is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Does isoniazid causes blood problems?

Does isoniazid causes blood problems?

See below:: Isoniazid may cause severe and sometimes fatal liver damage. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or a history of alcoholism or injection drug use. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to isoniazid. ...Read more

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Does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?

Does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?

Yes: Isoniazid causes many adverse reactions. Hepatitis is the most feared. It also can cause peripheral neuropathy, fever, skin rashes and hematologic abnormalities among others. ...Read more

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Do I still have tuberculosus if I took isoniazid for a year?

Do I still have tuberculosus if I took isoniazid for a year?

Probably not: Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection with 9-12 months of daily Isoniazid (assuming excellent adherence) is 80-90% effective in eliminating the latent infection. ...Read more

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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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Should I be worried I missed 2 doses of isoniazid for tb?

Should I be worried I missed 2 doses of isoniazid for tb?

Missed isoniazid: No, missing only 2 doses of inh would not be a problem. Tb is very slow growing, so missing 2 doses wouldn't be enough time for it to recover and start growing again. ...Read more

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Help! Really worried? I missed 2 doses of isoniazid for tb?

Isoniazid: "Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication." REF: http://www. Rxlist. Com/isoniazid-tablets-drug/patient-images-side-effects. Htm#missdose ...Read more

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Has anyone shown that isoniazid (inh) causes diabetes mellitus?

Has anyone shown that isoniazid (inh) causes diabetes mellitus?

No: While isoniazid is associated with rise in in blood sugar as a side effect, that's a temporary effect - and *not* the same as saying that it causes diabetes, which is very different than saying a person has diabetes, where a person is no longer able to process sugar properly. There are no literature or data showing that isoniazid directly causes people to develop the disease of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is isoniazid and alcohol safe to take together?

Is isoniazid and alcohol safe to take together?

Moderation: Alcohol in reasonable amounts is ok in patients on inh. Both can be hepatotoxic but a glass of wine or a beer is ok. ...Read more

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How significant is the risk of drinking when taking isoniazid?

How significant is the risk of drinking when taking isoniazid?

Fairly significant!: Age appeares to be the predominant factor influencing the risk of developing isoniazid-related hepatitis (increasing age is associated with an increasing risk). Drinking alcohol, especially on a daily basis, enhances the risk of hepatitis among those taking isoniazid. Weighing the benefits of Isoniazid in preventing tuberculosis against the risk of its causing hepatitis nec. F/u with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking rifampicin& isoniazid tablet?

What do you advise if I'm taking rifampicin& isoniazid tablet?

Rifampicin/isoniazid: Here are recommendations from Mayo Clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/rifampin-and-isoniazid-oral-route/precautions/drg-20062747 ...Read more

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If you had sex and you are taking isoniazid is there any concern?

If you had sex and you are taking isoniazid is there any concern?

No: Main concern will be whether patient remain compliant with recommended treatment plan. ...Read more

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Why can't you drink alcoholic bevareges when you are taking isoniazid?

Why can't you drink alcoholic bevareges when you are taking isoniazid?

INH hepatitis: Isoniazid (inh) can cause liver damage, and so can alcohol. Drinking alcohol increases the risk of inh hepatitis. ...Read more

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What reactions can Overuse (very long duration) use of INH (isoniazid) cause in the body? Does it do the opposite like cause fungal overgrowth?

What reactions can Overuse (very long duration) use of INH (isoniazid) cause in the body? Does it do the opposite like cause fungal overgrowth?

INH is fairly safe d: It is a relatively safe drug. Its one toxicity of concern is a mild hepatitis which, fortunately is relatively uncommon. There is no risk of fungal infections. You should not take it for any more than one year maximum. If you have taken it for one year, you should be able to stop it after speaking with your treating physician. ...Read more

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How will my prescription isoniazid affect consumption of alcohol?

Don't drink: Ideally it will cause you to stop drinking while you're taking it, but that's up to you. Alcohol increase the risk of inh hepatitis. ...Read more

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Is there a significant risk of drinking alcohol when taking isoniazid?

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Is there a significant risk of drinking alcohol when taking isoniazid?

Alcohol: Not good idea to mix alcohol with any medication metabolized by liver. ...Read more

Isoniazid Allergy (Definition)

Isoniazid (isonicotinylhydrazide or INH) is an antibiotic that is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, ...Read more