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Severe itchiness, sores, numbness while taking medications for TB. How to reduce the side effects?

I am taking 5pcs daily AKuriT combo capsules composed of Rifampin 150mg & Isoniazid 75mg for TB treatment. Now I am into 4th month treatment (downsized from previously 5pcs combo @ 5 drugs) About since 1 month ago my itchiness is quite severe, even affecting sleep and my body scratch sores all over and tinglish feeling / numbness on my whole left arm despite taking PYRIDIXINE 10mg daily. How to minimize the side-effects?
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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Yourbsevere itching is because of side effects of RIFAMPICIN and tingling and numbness in your arm is because of side effects of isoniazid.
If the symptoms are severe then,you may have to stop the medicines and take some anti allergic treatment.however don't discontinue the medicines of your own.You must talk to your treating physician ad let him decide the future course of action
Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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