Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

193 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Have TB Meningitis. Taking akt 3 everyday at night. Getting headache and pain in eye. Concerned

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Krishna Kumar

Spine Surgeon

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 102 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I use akt 3 tablets. I use it every day night. Is it ok ? Should i take it in the morning. I have TB Meningitis. I got it feb 2011. I used akt 4 for 3 months and from there i am using akt 3. Now every day evening i get headache and pain in the eyes.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Krishna Kumar 20 minutes later
Hi..
thank you for sharing your problem with me.
AKT3 has a drug which can cause eye problems as side effect in some people.
As you are suffering from eye pain,please visit an ophthalmologist at the earliest to check your eyes.
Also please consult your physician regarding headache and you may have to take new scan of your brain.
Regarding the use of AKT 3 it is recommended to use it for 6 months I suggest you to check with your treating doctor about its continuation.
please revert to me if you have any doubts
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Krishna Kumar 15 hours later
I spoke to him regarding the head ache but he did not give big attention to it. He said it is ok. I am little concerned about it. He said i have to use the akt 3 till feb end then he will change the tablets. Is it a side effect or due to TB reoccuring ?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Krishna Kumar 18 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for reverting.

I believe the treating doctor knows best about his patients. But if you are very much worried about your headache, you may request your doctor for a repeat scan. I am sure he would agree with you.

Hope this helps you. Get well soon.

Thank you

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication

Recent questions on  Methadone

doctor1 MD

My 91 year old aunt was given a prescription for methadone hcl 5mg tablets for pain in her knee and hip, since replacement surgery is not an option. She was previously managing the pain with Advil. She has a half of a martini every day and wants to know if she must stop having her daily cocktail if she is going to take this medicine. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Hey, i was Treated for Ghonorrea twice, i did eurine and blood samples and they seem to come back negative. I still get symptoms for ghonorrea and am very nervous because i was diagnosed about 3 years ago . And Swelling and soarness in the ephydimis still occur .

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, Thank you for such service first of all. I am a 23 year old male having this issue or concern for about almost 2 years. It first started during the summer before the past one with pain on my right testicle and constipation. I looked around online and I see that constipation may cause testicular pain. At the beginning the pain was on the right top of testicle and side. It was not a 24/7 pain. it comes goes. but most of the day around 90% of the time I had pain. Since I did not have insurance I did not consult with the doctor. I did take home remedies such as prune juice, dates, and sometime tried dulcolax for the constipation, eventhough it did not work as I needed. Once I got the insurance about a year later I went to the doctor, but testicle pain was not bad as it was before but constipation got worse. Once I did couple of appointments with the doctor he prescribed me to do a colonoscopy and result came back negative. They said it is IBS. Since I had/have gas trouble also they did endoscopy only thing it showed on the endoscopy was some marks were on my beginning of the throat. He took a biopsy of it and result came back negative. Also we did ultrasound of the abdomen and it came back negative as well. Once the testicle pain came back again my doctor prescribed me to a urologist and he did a physical examination and told there is an infection on my epididymis. prescribed me sulfamethadoxale tmp ds for three weeks and it didnt satisfy what my problem. He then did a ultrasound and only thing he found out was there is extra fluid but that is something not worry about and that is not the reason of your pain I am worrying about. About the sexual activity. Due to my backpain, One time I went to spa where they offered masterbation I received it. with my gf I just had oral sex. So since this is something I was worrying about urologist did test for chlamydia and gonorrhea and both result came back negative. I have lost around 15 pounds from the day I saw my physician and I was in so much worried and tensed during these days.
As of now my condition is this, sometimes i get narrow bowel movement(amount of total stool- only a little), sometimes thick one in the beginning and small pieces after that, sometimes I have abdominal pain, left side of my stomach feels something blocking there, gas, bloating(not always but quite often). Mucus on my stool(some time)
Urination- sometimes too often, when I push hard to go to bathroom I have clear discharge from my penis, 3-5 times I have seen white mucus in my urine. some times I have seen my urine is cloudy. When I go to bathroom in the morning, I have seen that my testicle gets larger and feels that all the fluids filled in there that is really uncomfortable. I feel pain or discomfort on right side of the groin it only happens some times and feel pain and discomfort behind the testicle. I do have gas/bloating. I do have a doubt if I lost appetite or not.
Any kind of inputs are appreciated in advance.
Thanks.

doctor1 MD

I have been in Methadone Treatment for 6 Months and have a plan to slowly get off of the Methadone. But i have had to deal with a brutal cycle of constipation. It is to the point now that i bleed from the rock hard stool stretching my rectum. How can i soften my stool? When i feel like i need to go i will use Vaseline, as well Vaseline Suppositories and it still bleeds every time. It Bleeds enough to make the water completely dark pink.If there is no way to soften my stool then what should i use to try and heal my rectum where the bleeding occurs? Thank you for your time. Ben from Arkansas.

doctor1 MD

I'm a 76-year-old female with thinning hair. I used 5% minoxidil for a year and had hair regrowth with no side effects. I suddenly got large red stinging patches in places across my face. Stopped using minoxidil 2 months ago but the patches recur...

doctor1 MD

My husband, 83, has had dementia ( primary progressive aphasia ) for 13 years. After bout w/pheumonia almost six months ago, I was advised to keep him in bed. Although he hasn't developed pressure sores/skin problems, he quickly became much...

doctor1 MD

I recently stopped taking Methadone (Aug 19) as per my Dr. He helped me slowly get off and I appreciate it so much. I have fibromyalgia and have been on Hydrocodone/ Acetaminophen 10/325 for over 15 yrs. My problem is that this dosage is no longer...