Stage TB Treatment / Second Phase (yellow Drug / Rifampicin & Isoniazid)?
What are the procedures / rules for taking TB medicine in the second or advanced phase? Is it true how to drink it later? For example Monday taking medicine, Tuesday, Wednesday, taking medicine, Thursday not, etc. Please explain doctor. thanks.
Hello Arifan, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Based on TB management guidelines used in Indonesia to date, the rules for using advanced phase TB drugs for rifampicin and isoniazid drugs are 3 times a week, with the easiest way to take them one day apart as you have mentioned above for about 4 months to ensure the drugs work effectively.
Therefore, because according to the rules of use and recommendations that are officially available in Indonesia is to consume the drug at intervals of one day, so sangta is recommended to consume it with these recommendations because if taken every day or in other ways, the drug will not work effectively.
It is also advisable to consume them regularly, never missed and in accordance with the recommended consumption period delivered by the doctor who is treating you at this time so as to increase the success of therapy.
I hope this helps.