The Impact Of Taking The Wrong Medication While Treating Tuberculosis?
Good afternoon Doctor, I have been on outpatient treatment for +- 8 months for TB treatment, and there are two types of medicine I am currently taking, namely Rifampicin and TB Vit 6. i.e. I had more TB Vit 6 which meant I missed a dose of the drug. Do I have to repeat my treatment or can I resume my treatment as usual. thank you
Hello Dikahadi Brothers,
Tuberculosis treatment uses a combination of special antibiotic drugs according to the advice and supervision of a pulmonary specialist who treats you. Treatment is quite long, i.e. 6 months to 1 year, the length of treatment is based on the type of tuberculosis suffered, as well as the body's response to treatment if mycobacterium tuberculosis is still detected, additional examinations are needed even though they have undergone treatment such as drug resistance tests, diabetes or diabetes or infectious diseases HIV virus.
TB vit 6 is a drug that contains a combination of isoniazid and vitamin B6 so that in addition to being useful for special antibiotics to eradicate Mycobacterium tuberculosis, this drug contains vitamin B6 to monitor nervous function in the hope of preventing and overcoming the side effects of TB drugs, namely peripheral neuritis.
If you notice that you have missed a dose of medicine, the next day you can take the medicine as usual, no need to double/add the forgotten dose of medicine to avoid confusion. As much as possible, avoid missing doses of drugs or forgetting to take TB drugs because they will become ineffective and can increase the duration of treatment. Consumption of TB drugs needs to be done regularly, so the tips that can be suggested are setting a reminder alarm or combining a combination of drug tablets (1 dose a day) in a special cup or container into a daily dose so you don't miss it. Eat nutritious food and get enough rest. consume a variety of protein and omega 3 as well as foods rich in B vitamins to maintain nerve health from the side effects of TB treatment and increase endurance. When checking, consult that you missed a dose or complaints of other side effects so that the doctor who handles it has data. may be useful
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