Is TB Medication Missed Is Dangerous?

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Hello I have symptoms of pulmonary TB. I have to take medicine for 6 months. I want to ask . I take medicine 2 hours before breakfast. Then I skip breakfast. Is that affected. thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Abdul,

Thank you for asking

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a lung disease that has a high incidence in Indonesia. This disease can cause a significant decrease in productivity for sufferers. Therefore, the right treatment coupled with the handling of risk factors plays an important role in minimizing the spread of this disease.

Handling of pulmonary TB is done by administering OAT (anti-TB drugs) which contains a combination of antibiotics and vitamins. This OAT needs to be consumed regularly by TB sufferers for at least 6 months.

In fact, consumption of OAT is not greatly influenced by food. However, many studies mention that the absorption of OAT will be more maximal if it is consumed in an empty stomach. For this reason, it is recommended to consume OAT 1 to 2 hours before eating, or 2 to 4 hours after eating.

In connection with your condition, consumption of OAT before eating, and forgetting you for breakfast should not necessarily reduce drug absorption. Therefore, this action will not reduce the effectiveness of the OAT that you consume.

However, eating habits like this should not be done continuously. Because, an undisciplined diet is very risky causing you to experience dyspepsia syndrome (increased stomach acid). Not only that, when you eat too late you will tend to be more easily limp, easily tired, difficult to concentrate, difficult to remember, and a variety of complaints can certainly reduce your daily productivity.

That's all our explanation. For more details, you should consult directly with a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine ...

I hope this helps.

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