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Description: Active tuberculosis, particularly if it's a drug-resistant strain, will require several drugs at once

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Most common tuberculosis drugs
« on: November 07, 2016, 17:05:31 PM »






If you have latent tuberculosis, you may need to take just one type of TB drug. Active tuberculosis, particularly if it's a drug-resistant strain, will require several drugs at once The most common medications used to treat tuberculosis include:

  • Isoniazid
  • Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol (Myambutol)

If you have drug-resistant TB, a combination of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones and injectable medications, such as amikacin, kanamycin or capreomycin, are generally used for 20 to 30 months. Some types of TB are developing resistance to these medications as well.

A number of new drugs are being looked at as add-on therapy to the current drug-resistant combination treatment, including:

  • Bedaquiline
  • Linezolid
 
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