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Is isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampin safe in pregnancy?

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-rifampin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is isoniazid-rifampin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Isoniazid-rifampin has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy categoy by the fda. Isoniazid-rifampin is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Both of them have been assigned to a pregnancy category c by the fda. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy; however, both of them known to cross the placental barrier and appear in a cord blood. No bf recommen. ...Read more

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M 20 yr female TB lymphadenitis.prescribed R-cinex:Rifampin 450mg & isoniazid 300mg & pyzina 1000mg. Ethambutol not prescribed is my treatment correct?

M 20 yr female TB lymphadenitis.prescribed R-cinex:Rifampin 450mg & isoniazid 300mg & pyzina 1000mg. Ethambutol not prescribed is my treatment correct?

TB treatment : we usually use Ethambutol as part of this regimen in case the TB is resistant to either Rifampin or isoniazid. If your doctor already knows which drugs the big is susceptible to, or if resistance rates are very low in your area, leave out the Ethambutol may be the correct treatment. You should discuss this issue with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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How does taking isoniazid (not rifampin) affect the effectiveness of oral contraceptive?

How does taking isoniazid (not rifampin) affect the effectiveness of oral contraceptive?

No presuming: I presume this is for a +PPD and/or latent TB or related organism. There is no specific interaction with OC's, but since INH/Isoniazid affects so many hepatic or liver cytochromes that it is best to discuss with the physician prescribing the Isoniazid or with an OB/GYN. I will say that this is a great question. ...Read more

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What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

Talk to pharmacist.: Side effects of Rifampin include confusion, dizziness, abdominal pain, bruising, bleeding, hostility, palpitations, increased blood pressure, trouble breathing, dark colored urine ; light colored stools. See your pharmacist for a more complete, comprehensive overview of the posssible side effects of this and any med. ...Read more

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What are side effects of "rifampin"?

What are side effects of "rifampin"?

Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes esp. With high doses. Nausia and vomitting are common. Rifampin will color the urine, tears feces and sometimes sweat an orange color. It can permanently stain soft contact lenses. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of "rifampin"?

What are the side effects of "rifampin"?

Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes esp. With high doses. Nausia and vomitting are common. Rifampin will color the urine, tears feces and sometimes sweat an orange color. It can permanently stain soft contact lenses. ...Read more

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

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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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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Can i take fluconazole 150mg once a week for six weeks while being treated for TB with Rifampicin 600mg & isoniazid 300mg?

Can i take fluconazole 150mg once a week for six weeks while being treated for TB with Rifampicin 600mg & isoniazid 300mg?

Yes, no problem: Fluconazole by mouth will not interfere at all with your TB treatment, and will have no important interactions with your TB drugs. Presumably you have been having trouble with recurrent yeast infections. The fluconazole should be effective in preventing them. Good luck! ...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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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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Does TB drugs Rifampicin & isoniazid cause orange vaginal discharge?

Does TB drugs Rifampicin & isoniazid cause orange vaginal discharge?

Rifampicin: Can make your urine red orange(not harmless side effect but can also color your tears, saliva and stool too) and since your urethra is so close to your vaginal opening, it's possible that some of your vaginal discharge is being "stained" red-orange. ...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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Persistent pus cells n blood in urine. Dr. Adviced tuberculosis dose isoniazid and rifampicin. How is this beneficial?

Persistent pus cells n blood in urine. Dr. Adviced tuberculosis dose isoniazid and rifampicin. How is this beneficial?

Here are some ...: Treating a patient with anti-Tb drugs for possible TB in kidneys or other past of urinary tract is usually based on radiographic finding of kidneys + positive TB skin test especially of recent conversion +/- positive culture for TB bacilli +/- chest X-ray change + high-clinical suspicion, etc. So, go to ask the prescribing Doc if any question arises. Best wish... ...Read more

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Does Anti TB drugs i.e rifampicin & isoniazid cause lump on vulva or outer labia majora?

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

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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: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month
side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy
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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

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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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I am been taking Rifampin for the past 3 weeks start notice burning and itching when I pee, is that signs effects from this medication???

I am been taking Rifampin for the past 3 weeks start notice burning and itching when I pee, is that signs effects from this medication???

Yeast infection?: Many antibiotics, including rifampin, can trigger vaginal yeast infections and your symptoms are typical. Contact the doctor who prescribed the rifampin, or your primary care provider or gynecologist. ...Read more

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