Hello excuse me I am a pulmonary TB patient but I don’t cough and other symptoms are only new diagnoses from X-rays. I have been undergoing treatment for the first 2 months with the drug that I consume 350mg Pyrazanamide, 500mg ethambule, 450mg rifampicin, 300mg isoniazid. For the next phase, what medication should I take and what dosage should I take and how many times a day? Thank you, please answer that I can’t go to my normal hospital because I can’t get permission to take time off from work.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your condition, but apologize that through the online question and answer forum, it is inappropriate for doctors to prescribe medication to patients.
This is because to be able to provide appropriate treatment, doctors must conduct a direct examination, in order to avoid misunderstanding because there are many similar conditions in the world of health. Especially in your case, you don't have a cough which is one of the main symptoms of someone who has pulmonary TB. We will certainly need to make sure you have TB before deciding to continue treatment from your previous doctor. Unless, we receive a referral letter containing the results of the examination, treatment and future treatment plans from your doctor beforehand. This may seem difficult, but in medical ethics this is nothing but to promote patient safety.
Say you really have pulmonary TB, the prescription of the drug that we have conveyed to you might be interpreted incorrectly when you submit it to the pharmacist, and get you the wrong medicine. Let's say that you really have pulmonary TB, and the drug that we are conveying is interpreted correctly by pharmacists, because this forum is accessible to everyone, there may be others who misunderstand it, and choose to diagnose themselves with TB and treat themselves, that's will still harm others. So for all these reasons, we cannot answer your questions.
Our advice, ask your company for permission, by saying that because the disease is contagious, if you do not get proper treatment, you will instead infect other workers, and it is not impossible your own boss, causing even more delayed work. If still not permitted, look for a lung doctor who can provide treatment outside working hours. Because after all, a direct examination is needed before it can provide treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.