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Medicine For Tuberculosis
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
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
Extremely variable: There is no one simple, correct answer for this. See: https://www.drugs.com/condition/tuberculosis-active.html ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im suffering on tuberculosis bacterium Dr.stop me for take medicine becoz he say cnt be cure. how long i can live?
There is cure: Seek help at a different facility/doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
Drug resistant TB: There are none by definition except maybe some old ones like collapse lung and pray. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
Is it possible for tuberculosis drugs to induce effect on serum creatinine level of CKD and non CKD patients?
Yes: Many drug have toxic effect on the kidney. ...Read more
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
How can early tuberculosis be diagnosed?I m having dry cough since 1 month.M non smoker, alcoholic not on drugs.Deep breath not pains.No blood sputum.
Affected by tuberculosis before and had medicines fot tht and cured. Will that cause birth defects in baby conceiving aftr 10 years?Dont 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
Could the drug isonizide cause peripheral neuropathy years later? I took it for nine months because of exposure to tuberculosis. I do not have tb.
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How to reduce side effects of drugs for tuberculosis (lung)? To prevent/reduce yellow skin, vomiting, etc. Which food help? More exercise?
If you are: If you are having these symptoms then drugs may have to be changed. ...Read more
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
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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