Differences In TB Drug Dosage Administration?
I’m Mia. I am currently on TB treatment. Changes to the dose of one drug such as ethambutol which should be 1000 mg / day and then to 750 mg / day is that okay? The doctor asked me 1000mg / day. But from the puskesmas it gives 750mg / day.
Hello Mia, thanks for asking.
The administration of medication dosages is always adjusted to the patient's general indications and conditions. The doctor will give a dose tailored to the age, weight, general conditions, and severity of the disease. The dose of ethambutol is 15 mg / kg bw per day to be taken every day of the week. The dose of ethambutol can also be given as much as 30 mg / kg bw per day to be taken 3 calories a week.
The dosage should be taken according to the treating doctor. Dose incompatibility can result in treatment being ineffective so that germs do not die, or germs instead become resistant to the drug. You should discuss directly with the treating doctor, which dose should you take. In the meantime, if you haven't started taking medicine, ask your doctor first before you start taking it. If you have started drinking, continue to take medication, while arranging a schedule for consultation with the treating doctor.
Hopefully this answer can help. Regards.