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One of my acquaintance is using FORECOX tablets Composition: Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide and Ethambutol Hydrochloride Tablets IP Kindly tell me why this medicine is used?

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 91% (9284 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
One of my acquaintance is using FORECOX tablets
Composition: Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide and Ethambutol Hydro...
Forecox tablets uses in tuberculos infection,, tuberculosis,, bacterial infection in membrane covering the spinal cord,, bacterial infection in brain also,,also uses in contageous skin disease,, contageous nerve infection,, contageous mucous membrane infection,,
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When should I take TB medicine? Before meals or after meals? These are the medicine given by my doctor Isoniazid (H/Inh) with rifampicin (R/Rif) and pyrazinamide (Z/Pza) and ethambutol (E/Emb)

Dr. Amit Jauhari 90% (755 ratings)
MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
Dear Lybrate user, ATT Medicines can be taken empty stomach or after meals, as best tolerated by you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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My weight is 48 kg. I am 23 year old. I am taking rifampicin 450 mg. Isoniazid 225 mg Pyrazinamide 1200 mg Ethambutol HCl 825 mg. Is this a right dose.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (38624 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
You are on correct dose of treatment of TB The four drug regimen and after 2 months you have to step down the medicines in consultation with your doctor.
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Hi Sir, Below mentioned are the tablets given by doctor for the TB HOW LONG SHOULD I USE THESE 4 MEDICINES? I am using since 1 month Isoniazid (H/Inh) with rifampicin (R/Rif) and pyrazinamide (Z/Pza) and ethambutol (E/Emb Please give me reply as soon as possible Thank you.

Dr. Arunesh Kumar 90% (202 ratings)
MBBS, MRCP - General Medicine, MRCP Respiratory Medicine, CCST Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Gurgaon
Thanks. Depending on the indication, standard TB treatment is done for seven months with different drug regimen.
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My wife take 4 sachet + composition: rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol hydrochloride from last 25 days, during taking tb medicine we got to know that she is pregnant please guide medicine is safe during pregnancy or we need to stop it?

Dr. Gitanjali 94% (3464 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife take 4 sachet + composition: rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol hydrochloride from last 25 da...
All the above four medicines can be safely taken during pregnancy, none of them cause any fetal malformations. You will have to continue these medicines throughout pregnancy. You should be under continuos care of your gynaecologist and physician throughout pregnancy and follow their advice.
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Can we take levofloxacin tablets ip 500 mg' for tb in addition to government prescribed tablets- rifampicin 150 mg, isoniazid 75 mg, pyrazinamide 400 mg & ethambutol hydrochloride 275 mg tablets ip?(current intake of govt prescribed medicine - 5 tablets)

Dr. C. E Prasad 91% (1028 ratings)
M.D - Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Yes the policy is to add 2 new drugs if required consult a specialist in tb since you intend to add only levofloxacin to already effective medication.
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In case of Spinal TB, Is forecox tablets (2 per day I am taking) 100% successful in curing TB?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (38624 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Forecox Tablet is used in spinal B successfully if you take the full course of 9 months (or more if needed) and it is a combination of four medicines: Isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide which treat tuberculosis. Isoniazid works by preventing the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering, while rifampicin inactivates a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol and pyrazinamide, on the other hand work by slowing the growth of these bacteria.
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My age 31, weight 53, taking tb medicine from last 24 days daily for knee - rifampin 450 mg, isoniazid 300 mg, pyrazinamide 750 & 500 mg, ethambutol 600 mg, is this right combination of medicine.

Dr. Parthiv Atul Kumar Shah 86% (27 ratings)
MBBS, M.D Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Respiratory Medicine, Fellow in Pulmonary Critical Care
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
My age 31, weight 53, taking tb medicine from last 24 days daily for knee - rifampin 450 mg, isoniazid 300 mg, pyrazi...
Increase dose of ethambutol to 1000 mg if no side effects to it. Can also increase dose of rifampicin to 500 mg (50 mg in form of syp). If tolerated pza can also be increased to 1500 mg .kindly confirm with your doctor as side effects are common with att.
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