What Is The Amount Of OAT Drug Consumption Fixed Drug Combination For Pulmonary TB?
Hello, I want to ask I have a lung problem. BB I 40, yesterday I was right at the puskesmas immediately told to take oat fdc drugs 3 items but I forgot not to ask for today and so on how many drinks, before dawn I drank 3 more. Do I have to take 3 pills too?
Hello Mileytrings, Thank you for the question.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterum tuberculosis which can attack the lungs (pulmonary TB) or other organs outside the lungs (extra-pulmonary TB). Patients with pulmonary TB can experience symptoms of coughing up phlegm for 3 weeks or more, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, night sweats, weight loss, decreased appetite. Someone who is proven to have TB after undergoing a doctor's examination will be treated with an antituberculosis drug (OAT), which is a combination of several antibiotics, for at least 6 months, depending on each patient's condition. Fixed drug combination (FDC) is a drug preparation that already contains a combination of drugs that makes it easy for patients to be more obedient in consuming drugs.
Sorry I am unable to provide information about your treatment due to limited information about your condition such as the category of treatment cases, how many months have you been on medication, what FDC medication do you take, and others. Therefore, you should continue taking the medication as prescribed by the doctor for the time being and immediately consult a doctor who treats you to ensure the dose you are taking. Don't forget to ask the doctor how long you should take the drug and schedule for further examinations / controls. In the meantime, you are also advised to avoid expelling phlegm and always cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing to prevent transmission to others.
I hope this helps.