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How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone help to treat tuberculosis?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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