The Rules For Taking TB Drugs Together With Weight-enhancing Supplements
Hello good morning, I want to ask, I am undergoing a tb. Doctors prescribe 2xFDC rifastar drugs 2x a day, sanfuliq once a day, and vitamins once a day to gain weight. For sanfuliq and vitamins consumed after eating. So when and in the right order to take the medicine when? Is there a break from rastastar to sanfuliq and vitamins? Or how? thank you
Hello Rissa, thanks for asking.
TB treatment is currently generally in the form of one capsule that already contains several types of drugs with a certain dose. The number of capsules taken by mouth is adjusted to the patient's body weight. The TB drug that you mentioned contains rifampicin, isoniazid, priazinamide and ethambutol. In general, TB drugs are better taken 1-2 hours before a large meal. It was intended to maximize drug absorption. However, if there is nausea, vomiting, or ulcerative pain, the drug can be taken with meals.
Vitamins and supplements to maintain liver function, can be taken after meals. You can provide a distance between TB drugs and vitamins or supplements, about 2 hours. If you are in doubt, consult this matter with your treating doctor (if possible contact your doctor via communication media, that is better). During this pandemic, try not to go to the hospital except for emergency cases or to take medicine the following month. If you do not experience severe side effects, you can try taking the drug as explained above. If severe side effects occur, such as allergies, severe nausea, vomiting, you can go to the hospital. The important thing you have to do is, take TB medicine at the same time every day so you don't forget. Drugs must be taken as prescribed without jumping, so that you do not enter the TB treatment failure group. Wear a mask for the first 2 months of treatment. Use your own drinking utensils. Limit contact with others, especially those who are sick, elderly, and infants or children. Prevention applies to both TB and COVID-19, because both are transmitted through respiratory droplets.