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Isoniazid Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dc. Prescribed my 15 and 9 mnth old 1tsp of isozide (isoniazid syrup isp) for 3 months since someone in family was diagnosed with tb. Any sideeffects?
ISONIAZID: The first rx given to PTB patients. ...Read more
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
Rifampicin/isoniazid: Here are recommendations from Mayo Clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/rifampin-and-isoniazid-oral-route/precautions/drg-20062747 ...Read more
No: Main concern will be whether patient remain compliant with recommended treatment plan. ...Read more
INH and SEX: No illeffect at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Metab syndrome: An insulin-sensitizing agent, such as metformin, is often used as hyperglycemia treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome. Literature suggests that metformin may help to reverse the pathophysiologic changes of metabolic syndrome. Cannot find any evidence that Rifampin is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
Quantaferon Gold +, had 9 months Isoniazid & Pyrazinoide. Do I still need chest x-rays every two years?
When it comes to: TB - I would follow medical directives exactly. Tuberculosis is nothing to fool around with. I see that you are a first year medical student. When you get into clinical work- you will understand the need for strict compliance when it comes to TB. ...Read more
See below: Isoniazid neuropathy develops in the presence of risk factors (hiv, alcoholism, diabetes, renal failure, malnutrition, pregnancy and lactation, neurotoxic medication) and manifests itself initially by burning feet. Your doctor may also want you to take a supplemental vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) tablet daily during treatment to prevent numbness and tingling caused by low levels of this vitamin. ...Read more
Some risk: Isoniazid/pyrazinamide/rifampin are usually used in combination to treat tuberculosis. While tuberculosis is uncommon in pregnancy, these drugs may be appropriate to use for a pregnant women with confirmed tuberculosis. Breast feeding should not be done while taking these medications. ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM: Is safe to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
My ALT is 142, probably caused by isoniazid. I have taken it for 50 days. Is it a serious issue? Do you think I should stop taking it immediately.
No. Don't stop just: Isoniazid for a positive TB tine test or gamma interferon assay in the blood (I'm assuming here). We call that Latent TB. Its important to have a doctor monitoring your liver enzymes during this time. While it may seem that 142 is high. Its only about 3x normal. As long as your asymptomatic and it doesn't go any higher you should be fine. The standard is 6 months of INH then your done. ...Read more