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Tuberculosis meningitis, protein 496, lymphocytes 90%, fever 100-101. Rifamicin dosage?

Hi Doc my wife has been identified with tuburculos meningitis as her protien was 496 / lympocytes 90% after lumber tap..she spent 5 days in ICU & now she is on akt 4 treatment. 01 Large Tablet after breakfast / rifamicin after 02 hours of breakfast and rest two after lunch is this the right way to take the medicines as earlier she was taking rifamicin empty stomach but this creates nausea and vomiting so our doc changed to the sequel mentioned. Also she has a fever around 100 - 101 please advise
Asked On : Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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Hi Pranav,

Ideally Rifampicin should be taken an hour before breakfast. But do not worry; it is still fine to take it after 2 hours of breakfast.

The current treatment regimen is fine. Let she continue the same way.

Fever is known to occur in TB meningitis. She can take paracetamol 500 mg as and when she has high fever.

Please complete the treatment to prevent any relapse.

Wishing her speedy recovery.

Answered: Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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