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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Mycobutin (Overview)

Mycobutin is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What to do about mycobutin, (rifabutin) and prednisolone, help treat tuberculosis.?

What to do about mycobutin, (rifabutin) and prednisolone, help treat tuberculosis.?

Take as prescribed: You don't tell me what organ is infected and which other drugs have been prescribed. Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an effective anti-tuberculous medication. Prednisolone is necessary in some (not all) tuberculosis cases. In short, without more information, take as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
4 Doctors shared insights

Mycobutin (Overview)

Mycobutin is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone treat tuberculosis?

How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone treat tuberculosis?

They don't: Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an alternative to Rifampin for the treatment of tb. However, you would never treat TB with either of those drugs alone. Tb always requires combination therapy to prevent resistance. Rifampin is combined with 2-3 other anti-tb drugs. Prednisolone does not treat tb, but it is sometimes used to treat inflammatory symptoms that can occur as a result of TB or TB therapy. ...Read more

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How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone treat tuberculosis?

They don't: Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an alternative to Rifampin for the treatment of tb. However, you would never treat TB with either of those drugs alone. Tb always requires combination therapy to prevent resistance. Rifampin is combined with 2-3 other anti-tb drugs. Prednisolone does not treat tb, but it is sometimes used to treat inflammatory symptoms that can occur as a result of TB or TB therapy. ...Read more

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How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone help to treat tuberculosis?

How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone help to treat tuberculosis?

Complicated: Rifabutin (mycobutin) is generally used in treating mycobacterium avium infection. When TB is treated it is usually in a combination of three drugs, the most common being isoniazide, rifambin and ethambutol. Prednisolone is seldom used in treating TB unless there is meningitis or pericarditis and there is some argument about the latter. ...Read more

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What to do about mycobutin, (rifabutin) and prednisolone, help treat tuberculosis.?

Take as prescribed: You don't tell me what organ is infected and which other drugs have been prescribed. Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an effective anti-tuberculous medication. Prednisolone is necessary in some (not all) tuberculosis cases. In short, without more information, take as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Spur: Most spurs are completely asymptomatic. They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery. ...Read more

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There are a number..: ..of helpful steps. First, MOVE MORE--incorporate more physical exercise into your daily routine. Take subway or bike to work or school. Play sports. Take at least two 15 minute walks each day or do a 30-40 minute aerobic workout, with warm up and cool down, at least 5 days a week. Try interval training. Develop a program to build strength and flexibility. Eat healthy foods/drink water. Sleep well ...Read more

Dr. Lee Reichman
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Rifabutin (Definition)

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