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I recently was diagnosed with latent TB and started isoniazid

I recently was diagnosed with latent TB and started isoniazid and refampin on 10/21/18. The next day I started to have upper back pain and it hasn’t went away since. It feels as though it is sore, I do sit at a desk for work all day however the pain doesn’t usually stay around this long. Could this be a side effect of the medication? Is it cause for concern?
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
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