What is Isoniazid?

It is an anti TB drug used as the first line treatment drug for tuberculosis. Organisms rapidly develop resistance against this drug if it is used alone in the treatment of active disease. Hepatic toxicity is the major side effect.

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Hello there, I do have a few questions about Isoniazid. I am just wondering here if American Ginseng and Gymnema Sylvestre are considered...

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Yes, Ginseng and Gymnema are considered traditional herbs. The general recommendation to forbid using these while on...

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I have been taking Isoniazid 300mg 1x day (this is the first month of of a nine month treatment) and am concerned about the med s effect on my...

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The question is why are you taking Isoniazid ? Is it for prophylaxis or is it part of tuberculosis regimen ? Yes Isoniazid has liver toxicity but...

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I am on rifampicin and isoniazid for the treatment of latent tb after taking this medication for one week and four days I discovered I was...

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Anti-tubercular drugs (Rifampicin and Isoniazid) should not missed for any reason. Because once you have...

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