Can You Take TB Medicine For A Few Hours Late?
At night, I want to ask if I can take TB medicine late for a few hours, for example 1 or 2 hours? Then what about when we forget to drink it when remembering to drink it immediately?
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Pulmonary tuberculosis is a lung infection caused by the bacterium Micobacterium tuberculosis. This disease is easily transmitted through an intermediary air from the particles that come out when people cough. Symptoms that are often found are coughing that lasts more than 2 weeks, mild fever that is often felt, night sweats, weight loss and appetite, weakness and shortness of breath.
Treatment for tuberculosis infection requires a long period of time, which is 6 months or more using a combination of several antibiotics. In order to facilitate the consumption of drugs, currently TB drugs have been formulated in the form of fixed dose combinations (KDT).
TB drugs are best taken in the morning on an empty stomach or before eating. In order to support the regularity of drug consumption, the scheduling system at the same time every day is recommended. No need to worry if you are late a few hours from the scheduled medication. You can still take the medicine. If you forget to take your medication for one or two days, continue taking your medication according to the previous schedule.
Treatment must be repeated from the beginning if the treatment is not consumed for 2 weeks. Consumption of sleeping TB drugs will have an impact on drug resistance or cause TB germs to become drug resistant and increasingly difficult to control.
Therefore, follow the doctor's recommendations for taking TB drugs every day. Make automatic reminders or family / loved ones as reminders for medicine. Getting used to taking drugs at the same time can help yourself to take medication discipline. Use a nose and mouth mask to minimize transmission to others, get enough rest, consume healthy and nutritious food and repair windows and house ventilation so that sunlight can enter the house because TB germs cannot survive in the sun.
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