The Frequency Of Medical Check-ups For TB Patients?
, in general, how many days does TBC recommend to see a doctor for control?
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Tuberculosis is a disease caused by infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterial infection most commonly attacks the lungs, although it can also attack other organs such as the intestines, bones, lymph nodes, pleura (lining of the lungs), brain and lining of the brain, and skin. Treatment for Tuberculosis is carried out for a minimum of 6 months with 2 months of intensive phase and 4 months of follow-up phase. In this intensive phase you will receive 4 types of drugs, namely Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pirazinamide, Ethambutol. In the advanced phase you will receive 2 types of drugs, namely Rifampicin and Isoniazid. If you are receiving a fixed dose combination drug (KDT), these drugs have been combined in 1 tablet which you must take every day in an amount that is adjusted to your body weight.
If the red tablet you mean is 4KDT (KDT intensive phase), then the following are some of the side effects that can occur:
reddish color in urine, sweat, or tears
nausea and abdominal pain
pain, burning, or tingling sensation in the tips of the fingers and toes
disorders of the liver (symptoms such as jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, especially in the upper right)
visual disturbances and color vision disorders
The above side effects do not necessarily occur in all people who take anti-tuberculosis drugs. However, if there are any of the symptoms mentioned, you can tell the doctor who treats you every time you take control to the doctor. The duration of control can vary, depending on the policy of the hospital, health center, or clinic where you are treating, patient compliance with medication, and doctor's considerations (for example, certain side effects occur when taking medication). Generally, control is done every 2 weeks-1 month.
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