The Procedure For Taking Tuberculosis Medicine?

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Good night .. I am 35 years old and still breastfeeding. I want to ask. I’m on TB treatment and today it’s even 2 months / 60 days. I have also been controlled to continue treatment the following month and only 2 drugs have been prescribed namely rifampicin and isoniazid. So pyrazinamide and ethambutol are no longer available. Because my development is quite good for 2 months. the problem is, my old drug, which was left with only one drink, is missing one type, ethambutol, because of my carelessness. Possibly yesterday after taking the medicine I did not come into the medicine jar. This morning when I was about to take medication, the ethambutol was gone, and I couldn’t find it. Worried about throwing into the trash unconsciously. Finally I bought it again at the Kimia Far ** pharmacy. Oh yes, my BB is currently 50.5 kg. And I just drank in the afternoon after buying as many as 2 tablets @ 500mg. So the total is 1000mg. As for drugs that I haven’t lost (Isoniazid, Rifampicin and Pyrazinamid), I already took them in the morning. Can it be like that? This is the last 4 kinds of medicine I have to take today, and tomorrow I will start with a new drug that I can control at the last time. I am still worried today, with the difference in drinking time. Rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide I drink in the morning, ethambutol I drink in the afternoon. Please help answer yes? Thank you very much

1 Answer:

Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

The difference in the time you take medicine only once will not affect the effectiveness of your tuberculosis treatment. Basically the tuberculosis drug does not have to be taken together in 1 day (each drug works in a different way and also does not affect each other's work). However, because tuberculosis drugs are numerous (there are 4 drugs that must be taken in the intensive phase and 2 drugs taken in the advanced phase), these drugs are recommended to be taken at the same time to increase compliance with taking medication and reduce the risk of forgetting to take medication.


As long as you take the medicine as directed by your doctor, take your medicine completely, complete the treatment to the end, then you have nothing to worry about.

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