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What are some changes that I should watch out for when taking inh?

What are some changes that I should watch out for when taking inh?

INH: One main thing is that inh can lead to liver problems and you should be monitored regularly with lab tests. Inh can also cause a rash. Many on inh will complain about some GI distress like nausea and/or vomiting. In rare cases, inh can cause depression. It is important to stay on the inh long enough to completely get rid of the tb, and that is generally for one year. Talk with your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is inh safe?

As safe as many drug: Inh is one of the stalwart drugs with Rifampin in the treatment of active tb. Despite the potential for liver toxicity, it can usually be used under experienced hands in patients with underlying liver diseases either viral or alcoholic. ...Read more

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What is isoniazid inh taken for?

What is isoniazid inh taken for?

Tuberculosis : Inh is one of drugs used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What happens if I forget to take my inh pill?

What happens if I forget to take my inh pill?

How often?: Skip it once, probably not much. Skip it more often and the tuberculosis germ can become resistant to the inh, makes it worse for you (won't kill it off), and for the rest of us (development of multiple drug resistant tuberculosis). It is a real public health problem. You must take your meds. ...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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How effective is inh for TB treatment?

How effective is inh for TB treatment?

Effective: When taken faithfully, combination therapy of Isoniazid (inh) with rifamycin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol, still is very effective against most TB infections. ...Read more

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What reactions can Overuse (very long duration) use of INH (isoniazid) cause in the body? Does it do the opposite like cause fungal overgrowth?

What reactions can Overuse (very long duration) use of INH (isoniazid) cause in the body? Does it do the opposite like cause fungal overgrowth?

INH is fairly safe d: It is a relatively safe drug. Its one toxicity of concern is a mild hepatitis which, fortunately is relatively uncommon. There is no risk of fungal infections. You should not take it for any more than one year maximum. If you have taken it for one year, you should be able to stop it after speaking with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Has anyone shown that isoniazid (inh) causes diabetes mellitus?

Has anyone shown that isoniazid (inh) causes diabetes mellitus?

No: While isoniazid is associated with rise in in blood sugar as a side effect, that's a temporary effect - and *not* the same as saying that it causes diabetes, which is very different than saying a person has diabetes, where a person is no longer able to process sugar properly. There are no literature or data showing that isoniazid directly causes people to develop the disease of diabetes. ...Read more

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When would the earliest onset of liver toxicity be associated with inh after start of medication?

Any Time-See Below: Inh hepatotoxicity can occur at any time during treatment but generally occurs after weeks to months of therapy rather than days to weeks after treatment has begun. Note 15% of patients who take inh have asymptomatic minor elevations of liver transaminases that usually resolves even with continued therapy and is not considered inh hepatitis. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tuberculosis medicine inh?

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?

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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How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

Tricky: The drug is going to be out of the system by 3 to 5 days even being pessimistic. BUT: 1) you can develop a psychological queeziness to alcohol that is not from the drug anymore. This can be permanent. 2) you can develop liver injury from either and this makes alcohol a bad idea. so... can't say in your case; generally a week is really pessimistic. ...Read more

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I am planning on getting another tattoo, but am currently taking inh for latent tb. What should I ask the artist?

I am planning on getting another tattoo, but am currently taking inh for latent tb. What should I ask the artist?

May I cough on you?: Not a extremly choice but if i were the tatoo artist i would require you to wear a face mask to be safe. ...Read more

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I'm taking inh treatment for a positive TB test. Is it safe to get pregnant?

I'm taking inh treatment for a positive TB test.  Is it safe to get pregnant?

I would wait: You should be done in 6-12months with your inh, and it would be prudent to wait if possible. If you are already pregnant on inh , the risk of affecting the baby is low, but present, discuss with your infectious disease doctor. ...Read more