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Suffering with TB, advised AKT4. What is the dosage?

hi, gm my name is Nilesh my wife age is 33yrs old suffering from TB AND after all tests doctor said take AKT4 daily for 6months course so i want to know in which seequence she will take Akt4 bcz doctor said 2tablets 1 is capsulse and other 1 take morning and remaining 2 tablets at afternoon so pls help me whai i should do for this.
Asked On : Sun, 30 Sep 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
The standard regimen for TB treatment is AKT4(contains 4 different types of drugs) for 2 months and then AKT2(two types os drugs) for 4 months. All TB medicines have to be taken together in the morning on empty stomach and nothing to be taken by mouth for at least half hour. This is as per WHO recommendations and help in better absorption of drugs in the body. This may sound very flimsy but is an important step in preventing the developing resistant TB which is a major health problem.
Answered: Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Prasad Akole's  Response
Dear Nilesh, welcome to HCM!

Take care a
I can understand your problem , but the query asked is difficult to read/ understand.

AKT 4 is a combination pack.
The rifampicin 'capsule'(softer) of 450 mg should be taken on empty somach in the morning.
The remaining 'tablets' can be had afterward after breakfast.

If any doubt, please personally ask your doctor.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
Answered: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
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Pulmonologist Dr. B. Murali's  Response
The standard regimen for TB treatment is AKT4(contains 4 different types of drugs) for 2 months and then AKT2(two types os drugs) for 4 months. All TB medicines have to be taken together in the morning on empty stomach and nothing to be taken by mouth for at least half hour. This is as per WHO recommendations and help in better absorption of drugs in the body.its a sort of punishment,but there is no other option.what is the weight of your wife?check out whether the dose is sufficient?Check out her liver function tests?if there is any other problem report your doctor immediately.NEVER GIVE UP TREATMENT TILL 6 MONTHS.
Answered: Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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