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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?

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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Why doctors consider drugs like (rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

Why doctors consider drugs like (rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

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

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Quantaferon Gold +, had 9 months Isoniazid & Pyrazinoide. Do I still need chest x-rays every two years?

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

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Do refampicin and isoniazid decrease vitamin b6?

Do refampicin and isoniazid decrease vitamin b6?

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

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Is isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampin safe in pregnancy?

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

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Is isoniazid safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is isoniazid safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Depends: Isoniazid is a category c medication (not enough data to show baby harming risks in humans and/or limited studies to show baby harming risks in animals) and considered "possibly unsafe" in lactation/breastfeeding. The decision to use any medication must be informed and made after a careful evaluation of the risks and benefits. Only you and your doctor can answer this question. ...Read more

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Does Isoniazid lower the effectiveness of hormonal birth control?

Does Isoniazid lower the effectiveness of hormonal birth control?

No: According to the National Institute of Health Rifampin / rifibutin is the only antibiotic that has been clearly shown to make hormonal birth control less effective. ...Read more

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I'm taking Isoniazid tablets 300 mg am I able to drink beer/liquor?

I'm taking Isoniazid tablets 300 mg am I able to drink beer/liquor?

Not recommended: Drinking alcohol while taking isoniazid can ^ risk for liver damage. ...Read more

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Is taking weight loss pills with isoniazid generally considered safe?

Is taking weight loss pills with isoniazid generally considered safe?

It's not safe: To take weight loss pills under any circumstances. First, they won't help you long term. Second, they could be harmful. Third, the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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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