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If the tuberculosis
is a drug sensitive one 6-9 months of treatment is adequate.
Now regarding the side effects, joint pain can be due to hyperuricemia
caused by pyrazinamide
. so testing for serum uric acid level is a good step and if it is raised, simple analgesics like paracetamol
or ibuprofen usually help. But if symptoms persists then drugs like allopurinol needs to be taken.
Isoniazide causes peripheral neuropathy
with burning sensations in feet or feeling of pins and needles. This symptom can be alleviated by taking tablet pyridoxine along with this medication.
CRP is a good test but serum uric acid would have been better one as far as side effect of tubercular medication is concerned..