Side Effects Of Consuming TB Drugs Together With Honey?

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Hello, my dad has tuberculosis, and it has been more than a month. My dad is undergoing 6 months of treatment, which I ask, Is it okay to consume OAT with honey? Does not affect the effectiveness of the drug? R nThank you ..

1 Answer:

Honey is a sweet liquid derived from flower nectar that is processed by bees. Honey has several properties including as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, phyto-nutrient which helps increase endurance and helps the body fight various diseases.


Drug interactions are conditions that must be considered every time you take a drug, because drug interactions can result in the dose of the drug being taken being reduced or completely lost, or vice versa, increasing and potentially dangerous.


Some sources say honey has a bleeding risk, so its use with blood thinners can increase the risk of bleeding. In addition, honey can enhance the effects of the anticonvulsant drug phenytoin.


Regarding the relationship between honey and TB drugs, until now, there has been no research linking it. In fact, honey's effect as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory can help TB drugs have a positive effect on TB cure. Make sure the honey you eat is natural honey without a mixture of artificial sweeteners to maximize its benefits.


You can discuss further with the doctor who treats your father about drug-drug interactions or food that may have an effect on TB drugs that can be avoided during TB treatment.


For TB patients, it is also important to pay attention to the following points to support recovery and reduce the risk of transmission, namely:

Wear a mask anywhere, including at home
Take medicine regularly as directed by your doctor
Do not throw phlegm carelessly, try to throw phlegm in an open area exposed to the hot sun
Eat nutritious foods, high in protein
Don't forget to also check with your doctor if there are family members who experience symptoms of a prolonged cough, prolonged fever, weight loss, and night sweats to determine whether or not they have TB infection.

So many explanations from me, hopefully helpful and useful.


Regards,


dr. Princess Claudya


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