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Does RHZ plus cure mycobacterium tuberculosis?

hello doc,I am female aged 28 years ,ht -5 4 , wt - 55 kgs. i ve been diagnosed with mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in specimen EB tissue. doctor has advised RHZ plus(rifampicin , isoniazid,pyrazinamide and ethambutol tablets) daily (empty stomach) , Cobadex and protein powder. Am i given right treatment
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
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Hello
Age 28 years , 55 kgs diagnosed Tuberculosis and advised a four drugs regime ( rifampicin 225 mg+isoniazide 150 mg+ pyrazinamide 750 mg + ethmbutol 400 mg ) . Since your weight is > 55 kg , so you should take 2 tablets on empty stomach or 2-3 hours after meal .
This is the exact way of treatment for T B .
Different doctor prescribe these drugs according to their experience and knowledge for 6-9 months.
But according to W H O you should take this course for 2 months .
There after rifampicin 450 mg one on empty stomach for 4 month.
But one thing I want to tell you NEVER miss a dose of anti T B treatment and take this course till your doctor recommend.
Good luck.
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