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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 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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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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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 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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Can TB be treat with rifampin (RIF), pyrazinamide (PZA), and ethambutol (EMB) only???Just stop INH due the high enzymes waiting for the next treat

Can   TB be treat with rifampin (RIF), pyrazinamide (PZA), and ethambutol (EMB) only???Just stop  INH due the high enzymes  waiting for the next treat

Yes: Santa Clara TB control is very good and will advise you and your doctor of any further changes based on nature of the TB infection (lung vs other sites), duration of treatment so far, susceptibility of the TB isolates, and other factors. However, if lab abnormality is with liver enzymes, usually rifampin is held as well. ...Read more

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Suffering frm neck TB lymphadenitis. Is rifampin 600mg, INH 300 mg, ethambutol 1100 mg & pyrazinamide 1600mg correct dosage for a 77 kg weight.

Suffering frm neck TB lymphadenitis. Is rifampin 600mg, INH 300 mg, ethambutol 1100 mg & pyrazinamide 1600mg correct dosage for a 77 kg weight.

TB treatment: You are being treated with 4 medications which is good - since it doesn't allow the TB bacteria any good chance of 'escaping' from the treatment. Hopefully only 1 drug is really needed- but I expect you may find that out in the future. Your ethambutol dose and pyrazinamide doses could be a little bit higher, but I am not worried. INH & Rif are the main drugs for treating this & they r dosed well. ...Read more

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