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Taking medicine for backbone tuberculosis for last 7 months still not recovered. What do I do?

Taking medicine for backbone tuberculosis for last 7 months still not recovered. What do I do?

TB osteomyelitis: That is a difficult disease to cure. Perhaps, if the medication fails beyond six months, a review by a good orthopedic spine surgeon would be helpful. Not sure if you have somebody, but I can highly recommends the rothman institute in philly, especially their spine surgeons are the world's best. Go see my mentor, dr akex vaccaro! Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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I've been taking medicine for backbone tuberculosis for the last 7 months. Why have I still not recovered?

Mgt: I would suggest an Infectious Disease consult. New cultures may be obtained and other areas imaged to ensure that the infection has not spread. In the meantime, please monitor your symptoms including your temperature. The infection may require a longer course of medications. ...Read more

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What medicine do you take for tuberculosis? How long do you have to take it for?

What medicine do you take for tuberculosis? How long do you have to take it for?

Extremely variable: There is no one simple, correct answer for this. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/condition/tuberculosis-active. Html ...Read more

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Can we discontinue the tuberculosis medicine after few days. When we fine some other disease in place of tuberculosis.?

Can we discontinue the tuberculosis medicine after few days. When we fine some other disease in place of tuberculosis.?

Maybe: The treating physician needs to make that call.
Have to error on the side of TB treatment until it has been definitively ruled out. ...Read more

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Can we take tuberculosis medicine in 6.0 creatanine.?

Yes: Most tuberculosis medications are metabolized by the liver; that being said, make sure your doctor knows about your kidney failure so that appropriate dose adjustments are made. ...Read more

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If we take tuberculosis medicine in 6.7 creatanine... Or it will be dangerous.?

Check with your doc: Tb medication must be monitored by TB expert. No fooling around with this disease. Probably Ethambutol will need to be decreased or changed.

Check with your TB expert asap. Too many people die from tb. ...Read more

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Taking tuberculosis medicine last one month but still I feel fewer/sweats everyday. Will medicines take time to settled my fewer? Please suggest

Check with your doc: You want to see the TB expert. Very important.

Do not fool around with tb. It may become resistant if any problems.

More than 2 million people die from TB every year.

Check with your doc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tuberculosis medicine inh?

See below: Peripheral neuropathy, optic neuritis, seizures, encephalopathy, psychosis, and liver side effects may occur with higher doses, especially in combination with rifampin. Follow liver enzymes monthly. Extra pyridoxine (vitamin b-6) is recommended. Because of liver effects decrease dose of carbamazepine, diazepam, phenytoin, and Prednisone if you take those medications at same time. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tuberculosis medicines such as rifampin and inh?

Several: Mild-diarrhea, dizziness, gas, headache nausea, trouble sleeping. Severe-allergic reactions (hives, chest tightness, swelling of mouth, face lips, tongue);bloody urine dark, tarry, bloody stools, change in vision, joint pain, fever, chills, sore throat, loss of appetite, memory problems, tingling, numbness in hands and feet, unusual tiredness, weakness, vomiting, yellowing of skin or eye, seizures, muscle pain or weaknes. ...Read more

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Hi im having Pulmonary tuberculosis smear negative. Will tuberculosis medicine such as AKuriT 4 will make me deaf? What is the long term side effects?

Is it confirmed: I am not cetain from your story as to whether you have tuberculosis or are beeing tests to see if you have it. There are a variety of meidcations available

I an not familar with AKurit 4.

Yur best chocie is to see an infectious disease expert. ...Read more

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What drugs treat tuberculosis?

Excellent article: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/basics/definition/con-20021761

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What type of medicines should I take to treat tuberculosis?

What type of medicines should I take to treat tuberculosis?

Anti-TB meds: The usual course of therapy for active TB is 2 months of isoniazid, rifampin, pryazinamide, and ethambutol, followed by 4 months of isoniazide and rifampin. However, this can vary depending on the specific characteristics of your infection. ...Read more

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Why must I take tuberculosis (tb) medicine even if my results were negative?

Mgt: A virtual appointment may be booked online to review the test results including any radiographs. Were any household members under treatment for TB? ...Read more

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What does it mean if after two months of taking drugs tuberculosis is still active?

What does it mean if after two months of taking drugs tuberculosis is still active?

You need 6 months: For active tuberculosis you need four antibiotics
1 rifampin
2 inh
3 pyrazinamide
4 ethambutal
all four for at least six months, for the disease to be cured. Some patients have resistant organisms to some first line antibiotics. In your case if your bacteria are not resistant to inh or Rifampin than you will turn negative on culture in due course and continue rx for at least 6 months. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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What does it mean if after two months of taking drugs and tuberculosis is still active?

Bad Bug!: Culture positive for TB after 2 months therapy can result from several things: infection is resistant to standard meds (more common!), there's a reservoir of organisms the medicine can't get to (abscess, cavity), you're not taking your medicine correctly, you're not absorbing your medicine. Your doctor should check the organisms susceptibility, blood levels, & you be honest. Tb treated min 6+mo. ...Read more

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If tuberculosis shows negatibe in everh test. But all thr symptoms supportd it...Doed TB medicine is advisable?

If tuberculosis shows negatibe in everh test. But all thr symptoms supportd it...Doed TB medicine is advisable?

Symptoms?: In the US TB is treated with multiple meds at one time due to germ resistance and for months to years. I could never recommend such a treatment based only of suspicion & no verified testing. There are many alternative conditions that produce the vague symptoms often seen with TB & these must all be considered. ...Read more

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I got tuberculosis and I am taking medicines now for it so because of that I loss 7 kg's of weight how to gain it again?

I got tuberculosis and I am taking medicines now for it so because of that I loss 7 kg's of weight how to gain it again?

Weight gain: Eat more food. You will only gain weight by taking in more calories than you are expending. When your TB is fully under control and your metabolism returns to normal you should gain weight. ...Read more

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I had tuberculosis and I had medicines and has been cured. Now I just wnt to make sure there is no bacilli left in my body. What test has to b done.

Can't be done: Tubercle bacilli may be contained for decades within calcified granulomas, though with little chance of escape. This is unlikely given a clinical cure, but whether any are still alive is a moot question. You may get TB again by reactivation or re-exposure. For now, just be grateful for your recovery, and congratulations. ...Read more

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New generic drug for tuberculosis in india?

See below:: India’s drug patent laws is being challenged in the country’s supreme court by the drug company novartis. If the challenge is successful it will restrict access of developing countries to generic drugs like those for tb. The law is strict against "evergreening" --keeps drugs out of the reach of generic manufacturers, and therefore, out of those who can't afford the "brand" name product. ...Read more

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Any medicine to treat multi-drug resistance in tuberculosis?

Any medicine to treat multi-drug resistance in tuberculosis?

Yes: Multi-drug resistant TB is resistant, by definition, to two drugs: Isoniazid and rifampin. There are many other drugs available which can be used in their place to treat and cure multi-drug resistant tb. ...Read more

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What is drug resistant tuberculosis?

As it says: Tb that is resistant to the two best drugs, inh and rifampin, is called mulridrug resistant tb. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any cure for drug-resistant tuberculosis?

Drug-resistant TB: Drug resistant TB comes in 2 classifications; mdr and xdr, meaning multi drug -resistant and extensively drug resistant. These are based on culture of the TB bacillus and sensitivity testing. The more antibiotics the bacillus is resistant to the harder it is to treat, especially because it usually means it is resistant to the most effective drugs. Still, successful treatment may be possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have drug-resistant tuberculosis, and don't believe in evolution! Help!?

Real help: No physician cares if you've bought into creationism, or if it 'offends' you to be told that TB has evolved resistance to antimicrobial drugs. You're still in serious danger. Thankfully, most TB is still susceptible to some medications that you should be able to get in the USA. You have an absolute duty to stay where you can't infect others. A good infectious disease Dr and the CDC can help you. ...Read more

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Could you give me 3 treatments for drug resistant tuberculosis?

Could you give me 3 treatments for drug resistant tuberculosis?

Treatment for this: Condition is best through your infectious disease specialist or private physician. You entered this submission on the health education site of HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is a tuberculosis treatment if you have total drug resistance?

Drug resistant TB: There are none by definition except maybe some old ones like collapse lung and pray. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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Does rifampicin & isoniazid TB drugs cause infertility? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?

Does rifampicin & isoniazid TB drugs cause infertility? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?

TB and infertility: TB can cause infertility, but usually it does not show any kind of symptoms until the infection has advanced to a severe level and can affect the infertility in women as well as in men. In the woman it causes tuberculosis in uterus and fallopian tubes where as in the man it cause tuberculosis of epididymo- orchitis, as a result of which no sperm can get into the semen. ...Read more

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Affected by tuberculosis before and had medicines fot tht and cured. Will that cause birth defects in baby conceiving aftr 10 years? Don't have TB now

Affected by tuberculosis before and had medicines fot tht and cured. Will that cause birth defects in baby conceiving aftr 10 years? Don't have TB now

Tuberculosis: Very unlikely to affect your baby. The one thing you should be aware of is that tuberculosis may be treated effectively to remove symptoms of active disease, but that you may still have foci of inactive tubercle bacilli left in your body that have the potential, although unlikely, to reactivate later in life. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Hi. ... 1 year ago I was diagnosed with tuberculosis with skin test. I took medicine for 9 months. Recently I was having cold for few weeks n getting thick sputum while brushing. .. and mild sharp pain at right side of chest sometyms not regularly. Recen

Hi. ... 1 year ago I was diagnosed with tuberculosis with skin test. I took medicine for 9 months. Recently I was having cold for few weeks n getting thick sputum while brushing. .. and mild sharp pain at right side of chest sometyms not regularly. Recen

Not TB: This sounds like a chest cold, not TB. Your positive skin test reflects exposure only, not active disease, and you were adequately treated. See your physician only if this persists or is obviously getting worse ...Read more

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Diagnosis say Extra pulmonary tuberculosis Mediastinal lymphadenopathy Drug Ethambutol 800mg, levoflox 500mg it is right Medicine?

Not sure: This is a complicated question to answer in this format. Are you sure those are the only TB meds you've been prescribed? You're on an unusual combination of medications which makes me suspect you've been diagnosed with a resistant form of tuberculosis. Hopefully you are seeing someone who is experienced in the treatment of TB, and who can tailor therapy appropriately for this serious disease. ...Read more

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What is tuberculosis?

MycobacteriumTubercu: Tuberculosis is an infection by a bacteria MycobacteriumTuberculi
Most of the time it affects Lungs but can infect other organs like Lymph Glands, kidneys and the spine. It can really affect other organs rarely bones, brain and Gastrointinal System
Needs to be treated with multiple antibiotics for several months
And it is very contagious ...Read more

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How is tuberculosis spread?

Spread through Air: When an infected person with active disease coughs the TB germs are released in air and if one inhales it, they get infected. That is why all contacts are adviced to wear masks ...Read more

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How serious is tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis: Few years ago, who estimated, one third of world population get TB infection. Highest rate: se asia, china, india, africa and latin america. If left untreated, 5-10% develop TB disease. Crowded, poor environmental condition, poor nutritional status enhance transmission.
A slow killing disease, can affect every human organ, if untreated causes death. 3-4 meds needed for minimum 9 months for cure. ...Read more

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How does tuberculosis spread?

Airborne: When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne. People in close proximity will inhale the bacteria and thus get the disease. ...Read more

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Can you die from tuberculosis?

Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB, and in most cases is ...Read more

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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