Use And Rules For Taking The Advanced Drug Rifampicin And Isoniazid?
Good evening, I have TB disease, then I was given red medicine after 1 month, the medicine was replaced by rifampicin and isonazio.
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Tuberculosis (TBC) is an infection in the body due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This disease can be cured with the right treatment. In order for TB therapy to be effective, patients must have a high commitment in TB treatment, namely by taking medication regularly according to a doctor's prescription. TB treatment depends on the type of TB you have, whether it is pulmonary TB, or extrapulmonary (outside the lungs), and what category of TB you have.
For example, in TB category 1, the duration of treatment ranges from 6-8 months and is divided into 2 stages, namely the first stage (initial stage) is the first 2 months of taking red color drugs containing 4 types of TB germicide, taken once a day. The second stage is the advanced stage, which is taken for 4 or 5 months after the initial stage is complete. The advanced drugs are rifampicin and isoniazid, which are taken 3 times a week. However, because we do not know the type of TB you and your condition directly, then you should consult again about the rules for taking medicine to the doctor who treats you directly.
You should take TB drugs regularly at the same time so you don't miss a dose. Some of these risks can occur if you take TB drugs irregularly:
1. The disease does not go away
2. The disease gets worse
3. Can infect other people
4. Germs become more resistant so that first-line TB drugs are unable to fight TB germs
So, consult the doctor who treats you directly about the rules for taking TB medicine in your case, then take the medicine regularly, don't stop / change the drug without the doctor's knowledge, and routine control to the doctor as recommended by your doctor.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.