Can You Take Tbc Medicine At 6 In The Morning But Wake Up In The Morning At 1 In The Morning And Can’t Sleep Again?

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, I’m a TB patient I was advised to take medicine for 6 months, I sometimes wake up at 1 am and after that I can’t sleep anymore, can I take TB medicine in the morning at 6 am ?? I used to take TB medicine at 6 or 7 morning, is it okay if the hours of consuming the medicine are different.

1 Answer:

Hello Wayo

Thank you for the question.

TB disease or tuberculosis is a disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis which usually attacks the lungs and is transmitted through sputum or air contaminated with bacteria in the process of coughing, sneezing, or talking. This disease is characterized by a long cough that can be accompanied by phlegm, fever, night sweats, and weight loss, and the disease is diagnosed by doctors from patient complaints, physical examinations, and supporting examinations such as X-ray and sputum examination.

To be able to cure this disease, the doctor will prescribe TB-specific antibiotics that must be consumed routinely for 6 months, consisting of 2 intensive phases and 4 advanced phases. In the intensive phase, the drug is taken every day, and in the advanced phase, the drug is usually taken 3 times a week. During the treatment period, patients still have to control to the doctor to evaluate the healing status of TB germs. This treatment requires a long time and is susceptible to resistance, therefore it is very important for sufferers to obey the rules of drug use so that the disease can heal well.

The following should be considered and tips for using TB drugs to be routine and controlled:

 Take medicine at the same time every day, you can use the alarm clock to remind you every day to take medicine. Taking medication at different hours will increase the risk of antibiotic resistance. If you forget to take the medicine once, you can skip the dose and continue the dose afterwards. Use the pill box to monitor the drugs you have taken. You can also use a calendar to check the days when you have taken medicine, this is very useful if you have entered an advanced phase where you take the drug 3 times a week, and make sure you take it on a regular day. Ask for help from your family to remind you to take medicine on time. Keep taking medicine even though you don't have any symptoms or complaints. Contact your doctor if you experience side effects of treatment and if you miss a dose more than once. Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.

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