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Diagnosed with TB. Taking pyzina, Rcinex. Burning sensation in penis and loose stools. Suggestion.

my husband is diabetic. he uses human mixtard 32-0-24. he underwent 12 cycles of chemotherapy upto last sep. now he was diagnoised with tb and is given pyzina-750,combutol-800 & Rcinex. for the past 3 weeks. the problem is every morning after he takes these tablets he feels a burning sensation in his penis which is quite intolerable. it subsisdes a little by afternoon. his eyes have also turned red. he frequently goes to toilet to pass loose stools .
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

Firstly, none of the drugs for TB cause burning sensation in penis.

Since your husband is a diabetic, chances of urinary infection of bladder and urine passage (urethra) are very high.

Loose stools are more likely due to acute infection of the intestines, than other medicines.

Therefore, I suggest that

* you get his urine examination (routine, microscopic and culture/sensitivity test) done at the earliest, before the infection spreads into the entire body. Consult his treating doctor who will prescribe empirical antibiotics, till such time the culture/sensitivity report is available.

* A 5-days' course of metronidazole or tinidazole will cure his loose stools. Your doctor will prescribe it in appropriate doses.

* Please ensure that his diabetes is brought under ideal control at the earliest.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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