Expert Advice for Rifampicin
This medication is indicated in patients with adjunct in Tuberculosis and certain infectoins related to mycobacteria. Adjunct in multibacillary and paucibacilary leprosy (pigmented numb skin patches). Brucellosis (bacterial infection), legionnaires disease (severe form of pnuemonia), endocarditis (infection on the inner lining of heart).
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before.
Lactating females should consult their doctors before using this medicine.
Previous hypersentivity to any rifampin and jaundice.
not recommended for intermittent therapy,caution patients against accidental interruption of daily dose regimen, rare kidney hypersensitivity reactions when therapy is resumed. Urine, faeces, saliva, sputum, sweat and tears maybe colored orange.
Heart burn, epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore mouth, rash, urticaria (hives), thrombocytopenia, muscular weakness, pain in extremities, visual disturbances, hematuria (presence of blood in urine), mentrual disturbances, headache, dizziness, GI upset, purpura (purple patches on skin), pyrexia (fever), chills, raised LFTs, secretions and skin reactions.
Expert Advice for INH
This medication is indicated in treatment of tuberculosis in conjunction with other anti-tuberculosis drugs.
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Caution is advised. Consult your doctor before.
Patients with actuve chronic liver impairment or severe kidney dysfunction. Isoniazid crosses the placental barrier and passes into maternal breast milk, observe neonates. History of psychosis, alcoholism, porphyria (liver disorder), diabetes, HIV infection.
Patients with previous isoniazid associated liver injury or other severe adverse reactions with isoniazid.
Peripheral neuropathy (nerves damage outside of brain), nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, fever, skin eruptions, pyridoxine deficiency (Vit B6 deficiency), dry mouth, optic neuritis (inflammed optic nerve), psychosis, hypersenstivity, blood disorders, hepatitis, SLE like syndrome, hyperglycaemia (high levels of sugar in blood), gynaecomastia (males develop breast tissue).
Expert Advice for Ethambutol
This medication is used for the treatment of tuberculosis.
This medication is contraindicated with patients with hypersensitivity to ethambutol, known optic neuritis (inflamed optic nerve)
Patients given this medication may experience, optic neuritis (related to dose and duration of the treatment), anorexia, vomiting, abdominal distress and fever.
Patients administered with this medication should be cautious as it is not recommended in children under thirteen years of age and those with decreased renal (kidney) functions (in which case the dose is reduced).
No definitive data regarding pregnancy is available therefore be cautious.
The effects of this medication in undetermined in nursing females, consult your doctor for advice.