Tuberculosis Drug Dosage?

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Good afternoon. I hit TB gland, just doing treatment for 2 weeks. Now I should be in control but because I’m not at home. Finally I bought the same medicine at the pharmacy. There are 3 drugs, but one of them is different. I was given Rifampicin 450mg from the hospital but I bought Rifamtibi 450. Can I take Rifamicbi 450? The pharmacist said it’s the same. thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Tryana, Thank you for the question.


Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection that can attack the lungs (pulmonary tuberculosis) or tissue / organs outside the lungs (extra-pulmonary tuberculosis) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Glandular TB is one type of extra-pulmonary TB, with symptoms of an enlarged and painless lump in the neck. In addition, sufferers can also experience symptoms of fever, weight loss, and night sweats.


TB patients will be treated with antituberculosis drugs (OAT) for 6 months or more, in the form of a combination of several antibiotics namely isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol. The drug must be consumed in accordance with doctor's recommendations without interruption.


The dose of rifampicin given to a patient will be adjusted to the patient's body weight. Rifamtibi is a trademark that contains rifampicin. You may consume different brands, but make sure you consume the same dose. Feel free to take the medicine along with other medicines as directed by your doctor. Don't forget to consult your lung specialist again immediately because the combination of OAT that you use will usually be different after the first 2 or 3 months.


Hopefully this information is useful.

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