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Doctor insights on: Isoniazid And Alcohol

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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 will my prescription isoniazid affect consumption of alcohol?

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?

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

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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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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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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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What are the effects of taking both rifampicin and isoniazid?

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What are the effects of taking both rifampicin and isoniazid?

Synergistic effect: Latent tuberculosis has been treated for 10 months with Isoniazid alone. In several european countries, 3 months of daily Isoniazid and Rifampin are used to treat latent TB infection with apparent success. ...Read more

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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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Can I start drinking again immediately after finishing isoniazid?

Can I start drinking again immediately after finishing isoniazid?

Wait a bit...: Isoniazid and alcohol consumption is associated with severe and sometimes fatal hepatitis that may occur during and many months after treatment. Risk is related to age and increased with daily alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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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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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