The Procedure For Taking TB Gland Medicine?
Good evening, permission to ask. My friend is suffering from glandular TB, well, the first session of the drug has been completed and starting this week, the session 2 was changed to session 2, where the session 2 medication was administered only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Now, what I want to ask is what if you already take medicine on Tuesday? Is it permissible or what should my friend do? Thank you
Hello Bimaiu, thank you for the question.
Treatment of glandular TB is basically the same as pulmonary TB treatment, treatment can be done for 6 or 9 months. TB treatment is divided into several stages, namely the initial stage and advanced stages. Your friend is currently in the possibility of undergoing an advanced or second stage of treatment. Indeed, at an advanced stage the drug is only taken 3 times a week. Generally doctors will advise patients to take medicine on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at the same time. This actually aims to make it easy for patients to remember their medication schedule, so that no drugs are forgotten. If there is a forgotten drug and the forgetfulness takes place repeatedly, there is a possibility that the infection will not heal completely and the treatment must be repeated from the beginning with a different drug regimen.
If your friend has been taking medicine on Monday, then taking medicine again on Tuesday, then there is no need to take medicine again Wednesday, immediately continue taking medicine on Friday. So for this week your friend is taking medicine on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Next week the schedule for taking medicine again will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday. If this week your friend took medicine only once on Tuesday, continue to take medicine on Thursday, and Saturday.
Your friend can choose when the most comfortable medication schedule. Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Choose just one combination of the day, the important thing is there are only 3 times a week taking medicine, no less, no more. As long as this schedule does not change, is not missed, and is done at the same time, then treatment should be successful. Hope this answer helps. Regards.