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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
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
Should not: These medications should not cause lumps like that. Please see a doctor as soon as possible for an exam so that they can fine the cause of these lumps for you. ...Read more
Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month
side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy
need another doctor opinion
TB treatment: Most medications will have a long list of possible side effects but that does not mean those things will happen. You need to consider taking the medicine to treat the TB so you will not get sick or spread the infection to your family. Just be sure to take some vitamin b6 to prevent any neuropathy. Never did see any patient have trouble with the isoniazid. Just follow up with your doctor as directe. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ISONIAZID: The first rx given to ptb patients. ...Read more
What unwanted reactions can close to 2 years use of INH (isoniazid) cause in the body? Is it reversible?
No harm, no worries: This won't do any harm at all, nothing "reversible" to worry about. ...Read more
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
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
Rifampicin/isoniazid: Here are recommendations from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/rifampin-and-isoniazid-oral-route/precautions/drg-20062747 ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM: Is safe to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
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