Is The Advanced OAT Taken Daily Or Three Times A Week?

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for the next stage oats, I was given a dose of 300mg of rifampicin and 100mg of isoniazid which is consumed every day with 36kg of BB. But I read the advanced stages of oat taken 3x a week. Is the dosage of the medicine I am taking right?

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for the question

In the national tuberculosis therapy program in either category 1 or 2, treatment is divided into 2 phases namely intensive and advanced phases. In category 1 the intensive phase uses a combination of drugs rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide
and ethambutol, taken daily for 2 months and monitored directly to ensure compliance with taking the medicine
and prevent drug immunity. If initial treatment is given adequately, transmission power decreases within a period of 2 weeks.

After that proceed to the advanced phase using 2 types of drugs, namely rifampicin and isoniazid but in a longer period of time (at least 4 months). Drugs can be taken intermittently ie 3x / week (drug programs) or every day (non-program drugs). The dose is different according to the patient's body weight. Daily treatment can be considered if you face nausea and vomiting that is quite severe because of intermittent drug consumption.

If you take TB drugs every day with a body weight of less than 37 kg, it is necessary to take national tablets as much as 2 tablets, which is equivalent to a dose of rifampicin 300 mg and isoniazid 150 mg if using non-programmed drugs.

If you feel uncomfortable taking medicine every day, you should consult back to the pulmonary doctor who treats you to consider whether it is possible in your condition to take TB drugs with the method 3x / week.

That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam.

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