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Mendate 10Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
Medicine composition: Norethisterone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Menstrual disorders such as abnormal vaginal bleeding caused due to hormonal imbalance are treated by the use of Norethisterone. It is synthetic form of progestin which is also used to prevent unwanted pregnancies and birth control. Norethisterone works mainly by stopping ovulation and changing the lining of the uterus which makes it less likely for attached eggs to fertilize. It is an effective and convenient form of short-term contraception for about eight weeks. It is also available in injection form..

Mendate 10Mg Tablet can produce some side effects such as acne, irregular menstrual bleeding, hirsutism, increased weight, skin reactions, feeling dizzy, nausea and voice changes. If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to taking this medicine, speak to your doctor for advice.

Before starting the medicine ensure you have discussed with your doctor if you:

  • think you could already be pregnant.
  • have any liver problems or problem with your arteries.
  • have an ovarian cyst, or any abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • have systemic lupus erythematous or porphyria..
  • have developed severe itching on your skin or jaundice during a pregnancy.
  • have had breast cancer.
  • have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
  • take any other medicine or herbal preparations.

You will be given the injection by a healthcare professional. It is generally given during the first 1-5 days of your menstrual period. The Mendate 10Mg Tablet is injected slowly into a muscle in your buttock. It then gradually releases into your bloodstream. The duration for this medicine to show it's effect varies from one person to another. It also depends on the intended use and levels of sex hormones in the body.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gynaecologist before using this medicine.

This medicine is used for the treatment of a type of cancer where the tissue lining the uterus grows outside and causes pain.
Abnormal uterine bleeding
This medicine is used to prevent of episodes of prolonged and heavy bleeding during menstrual periods.
This medicine is used to treat an absence of menstrual period in woman of reproductive age.
This medicine is used as an oral contraceptive to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
This medicine is also used for the treatment of symptoms that occur between ovulation and onset of the menstrual period. Symptoms may include headache, mood disturbances, water retention, breast pain etc.
This medicine is also sometimes used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Mendate 10Mg Tablet or any other progestin analogue.
This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient has a severe impairment of liver function.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an abnormal bleeding episode which has not been diagnosed by a doctor.
Breast/Uterine cancer
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have or are suspected of having hormone related cancer of the breasts, uterus or other sex organs.
Heart and blood vessel disorder
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an active or historic instance of stroke or heart attack. It should not be used by patients having an active or historic blood clotting disorder.
In addition to its intended effect, Mendate 10Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Irregular menstrual periods Moderate Less Common
Enlargement of breasts Moderate Less Common
Stomach discomfort and pain Minor Common
Weight loss or weight gain Minor Less Common
Trouble sleeping Moderate Common
Acneiform eruptions Minor Common
Facial hair growth Minor Less Common
Loss of vision or blurred vision Major Rare
Bulging of eyes Moderate Less Common
Migraine like headaches Moderate Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Presence of blood in cough Major Rare
Sharp or crushing pain in chest Major Rare
Dizziness and fainting Moderate Less Common
Weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet Moderate Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Yellowing of skin and eyes Major Less Common
Depressed mood Moderate Less Common
Difficulty in swallowing Major Rare
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to vary based on the intended use and quantity consumed.
What is the onset of action?
The time taken for this medicine to show it's effect is subject to vary from one person to another. It also varies based on the intended use and levels of other sex hormones in the body.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor. The effect of this medicine on fetus is not clearly established and hence, doctor consultation is recommended before consumption.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
The medicine should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant. You are suggested to consult your doctor to discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Mendate 10Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Midas Healthcare Ltd
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. It is recommended to use additional means of contraception if you have missed a scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, vaginal bleeding etc.
United States
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Hepatic neoplasms Major
Use of this medicine as an oral contraceptive is not recommended in a patient suffering from a liver tumor. The risk of adverse effects are significantly high and hence extreme caution is advised.
Depression Moderate
Use of this medicine has been reported to cause an increase in the incidence of depression. It should be used with caution if the patient has a history of depression with close monitoring of the signs and symptoms.
Fluid Retention and edema Moderate
Use of this medicine has been associated with increased incidence of fluid retention in the body. It should be used with caution in patients having a fluid retention disorder or are exposed to the risk factors.
Retinal thrombosis Moderate
Use of this medicine can cause a disturbance in vision and other problems in the eyes. It should be used with caution in patients suffering from a pre-existing eye disease. Use of this medicine should be stopped immediately if a visual disturbance is observed.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Thyroid function test Moderate
Report the use of this medicine if a thyroid function test is advised. This medicine may interfere with the test results.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Carbamazepine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Clarithromycin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Divalproex Moderate
Report the use of any seizure medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and some special tests to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Mycophenolate Mofetil Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The efficacy of Mendate 10Mg Tablet is reduced if used with this medicine. An alternate method of contraception is advised if Mendate 10Mg Tablet is used as a birth control pill. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing your condition.
Phenytoin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Tranexamic Acid Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high, your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine that is safer for use. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Insulin Moderate
Report the use of insulin or any other medicine to control blood glucose levels. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use them together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Aminophylline Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Contact your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache etc. while using these medicines.
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Since the risks of adverse effects and reduced efficacy of norethisterone are high, you may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use them together. Avoid getting pregnant if these medicines are used together.
Mendate 10Mg Tablet works by inhibiting the secretion of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland and preventing the maturation of follicles and the process of ovulation.
What are you using Mendate 10Mg Tablet for?
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Endometrial Cancer
Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Breast Cancer
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Four times A Day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Irregular menstrual periods
Weight loss or weight gain
Stomach discomfort
Trouble Sleeping
Facial hair growth
Stomach discomfort and pain
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

I was taking Norethisterone tablets for stopping my periods which went on for 15 days by mistake I skipped one dose and my periods didn't star again and I skipped one more intentionally, so shall I start my course or its okay.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I was taking Norethisterone tablets for stopping my periods which went on for 15 days by mistake I skipped one dose a...
At 27 you're taking hormones which can lead to complications like hormonal imbalances and irregular periods my suggestion is to stop medicine, wait and watch for next cycle get ultrasound done to rule out other causes.
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Norethisterone tablets main lena chahti hun period ko rokne ke liye. 5 din tak mujhe period band rakhna hai isliye. Main kab or keise istemal karu please details me batayiye jaldi. Main 22ki female hun.

General Physician, Delhi
Norethisterone tablets main lena chahti hun period ko rokne ke liye. 5 din tak mujhe period band rakhna hai isliye. M...
Start the tablet 5 days before onset of mensturation twice a day till the day you want to postpone your periods. But it should not be taken more than 10-15 days. Always consult a gynecologist before taking it.

Can I take Primon-N contains: norethisterone. P. 5 mg. This tablet to postpone my periods. How to take it. How many days before And doses. please help me.

Can I take Primon-N contains: norethisterone. P. 5 mg.
This tablet to postpone my periods. How to take it. How many d...
Hello these are hormonal pills, they can extend your periods for 5 days .when you stopped it, immediately withdrawal bleeding starts. U should start it according to your desired dates n five days before. Doses twice a day for five days.

If we take tablets like me plate, regulate, norethisterone to regulate periods and once we get periods for 5 days normal cycle then in 28 days cycle will I ovulate and have fertile days or not as I face irregular periods and pcos problem as I am allowed to take ocp on fifth day of my periods so I know if I take ocp I'll not ovulate so with out taking ocp on fifth day of periods will I ovulate or not.

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Homeopath, Pune
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Male Birth Control Is Finally Here - Or Is It?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Male Birth Control Is Finally Here - Or Is It?

After decades of promises and false starts, what all men have wanted has finally become a reality. No, we're not talking about that awesome threesome with a few ladies from the latest Swimsuit Edition (though if a man does happen to be so lucky, please, do share the tale!). We're talking about something so responsible, so practical, that it will make a man's head spin - and a woman's, too. Now, an integral part of good penis care might actually be found in a simple injection or a little pill. It's male birth control.

Is male birth control finally here?

Actually, it is - on a limited basis, anyway. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism tested the birth control shot on 320 men around the world. These men were in monogamous relationships with female partners. The men ranged in age from 18 to 45, and were confirmed to have a normal sperm count at the start of the study.

Men took a shot every eight weeks that consisted of two specific hormones: Testosterone and norethisterone enanthate, which is basically a derivative of progestin, a common medication found in women's birth control. The testosterone tricked the body into thinking it had enough, so it stopped producing it. The progestin suppressed production of both testosterone and sperm. Though it took several weeks to diminish sperm count, those counts went down steadily throughout the first several weeks of the shot being administered.

And yes, it worked. The method was 96% effective in reducing sperm count to a point of preventing pregnancy. In fact, the only participants who got their partners pregnant did so before the shot had fully taken effect - which was not the failure of the shot, but a failure of proper timing.

What does this mean for overall health?

Interestingly, the study was terminated before it was considered complete. That happened because three percent of men who took the injections dealt with side effects, including muscle pain, pain at the injection site, acne and increased libido. Depression was also found in a few men in the study, which was enough for the researchers to stop the process in its tracks.

Most men returned to regular fertility within about 12 weeks of the final injection. However, further studies need to be done to ensure that fertility really will come back when a man is ready to get a partner pregnant.

What does this mean for penis skin health?

Men who are curious about male birth control are likely sexually active with a partner, and that means that they should not only care about their overall health, but their penis health as well. This includes being careful to protect himself from sexually transmitted diseases, as well as to find ways to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Keep in mind that the extra testosterone offered in the male birth control shot can make a man feel great, as well as boost his libido, so more sex will likely be happening if you choose to use this birth control route. That means paying attention to penis skin health matters more than ever.

The penis should always be tended to with a specially formulated penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) designed for a man's unique needs. These nutrient crèmes bring potent vitamins and minerals right to the skin in the form of a high-end emollient, usually one that contains Shea butter and vitamin E. Men should look specifically for crèmes that contain pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, which promotes cell metabolism, and alpha lipoic acid, which fights the signs of aging. Applying the crème on a regular basis can help ensure the best results.

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Safety of Emergency Contraception

Certification in Robotic surgery in Gynecology, MRCOG (LONDON), Fellowship in Gyn Endoscopy, MD - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Safety of Emergency Contraception

Emergency is helpful in preventing pregnancies post unprotected sexual activity. It can be used in case of contraceptive failure, in case of sexual assault, incorrect use of contraceptives and unprotected sex.

Emergency contraception can be done by three methods. These are emergency contraceptive pills, combined oral contraceptive pills and copper intrauterine devices.

The copper IUD is considered to be one of the most effective forms of emergency contraception, when it is inserted within 5 days of unprotected sexual activity.

However, the emergency contraceptive pill regimen as per WHO is:

  • 1 dose of levonorgestrel 1.5 mg, or 1 dose of ulipristal 30 mg, taken within 5 days (120 hours) of unprotected intercourse

  • The Yuzpe regimen which consists of 2 doses of combined oral contraceptive pills

What is Emergency Contraception?

Emergency contraception is usually referred to as the contraception which is used to prevent a pregnancy within the first 5 days after an unprotected sexual activity. It is used post failures of contraception, coerced unprotected sex, rape or misuse of contraception.

Emergency contraception is only effective in the first few days after an intercourse and before the egg has released from the ovary, and before there is fertilization between the egg and the sperm. The emergency contraception can do no harm to an interrupted pregnancy and a developing embryo.

Who needs emergency contraception?

Any girl or woman who is at her reproductive age might need an emergency contraception in case of an unprotected sexual intercourse.


  1. Breakage, slippage or displacement of barrier methods
  2. Three or more missed OCPills for more than 12 hours
  3. Missed Mini pill for more than 3 hours
  4. Missed Desoestrel pills for more than 12 hours
  5. DMPA injections taken more than 2 weeks late
  6. Miscalculated dates of last period and present ovulation side effects

These are meant only for emergency contraception and NOT AS A REGULAR CONTRACEPTIVE. It involves pumping of a hormone inside your body at levels which are 5 times higher than normal. hence excessive and unnecessary use may cause irregularity in the period cycles and an adverse effect on the menstrual health over a period of time. Ideally it should be taken under guided medical supervision.

In what situations should emergency contraception be used?

Emergency contraception can be used after a sexual intercourse. These include:

  • In case of no use of contraceptives

  • If it is a case of rape or coerced sex, where the woman was not protected

  • When there is a contraceptive failure, like

    • breakage

    • incorrect use or slippage

    • OCPILLS,

    • mini pills

    • DMPA

  • 3 or more missed combined oral contraceptives, progestogen-only pill (minipill) taken more than 3 hours late, desogestrel-containing pill 12 hours or more, norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN) progestogen-only injection taken more than 2 weeks late

  • Delay in placing or dislodgement or early removal of the skin patch or the hormonal ring

  • Breaking, dislodgement, tearing or early removal of cervical cap or diaphragm

  • Failure of withdrawal that is ejaculation the external genitalia or vagina

  • The spermicide tablet failure

  • Miscalculating the periods, failure from using a barrier on the fertile days

  • Expulsion of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)

Methods of Emergency Contraception:

There are three emergency contraception methods:

  1. Copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUDs)

  2. Emergency contraception pills (ECPs)

  3. Combined oral contraceptive pills or the Yuzpe method

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Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease that can affect the lungs. The bacteria spread through sneezes and coughs making it a communicable disease. This disease was rare and limited to the Western Countries until 1985. The emergence of HIV virus has made tuberculosis a global disease to reckon with. Although the rate of TB has come down since 1993, it remains a top concern for many countries. The biggest worry is the fact that TB bacteria can build resistance to many drugs. Therefore, it is very important that a TB patient takes a variety of medication suggested by the doctor at the right time.

Although your body is already in possession of the bacteria leading to tuberculosis, your immune system is able to prevent you from becoming sick. Doctors have made a distinction between latent and active tuberculosis (TB)--

In case of latent TB, the bacteria in the body in a passive state and it causes no symptoms, and therefore it is not contagious. But, in the case of active TB, you would become sick and may even spread the disease to others. It can take place in the first few weeks or even after several months of being infected with TB bacteria.

Types of Tuberculosis:
There are two types of tuberculosis- Latent and Active.

  1. Latent Tuberculosis is a condition where the bacteria stays in the system of a person but doesn’t show up any symptoms of TB. Although this type of TB is not contagious, it requires treatment so that TB can be controlled from spreading.
  2. Then there is active tuberculosis. It shows symptoms in the first few weeks and can spread to another person as well.

What are the symptoms of active TB?

  1. If you are coughing for over three weeks and sometimes even coughing up blood, it can be a sign of TB.
  2. Chest pain and pain while coughing and breathing along with fatigue, fever, chills and night sweat are the common symptoms of TB along with loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss.
  3. TB may even affect other organs of your body, including your brain, spine and kidneys.
  4. When TB takes place outside the lungs, then the signs of TB can vary as per the organs that are involved. For instance, TB in the spine can cause back pain and that in kidneys may cause blood in the urine.

What are the causes of TB?

  1. TB is stemmed from a bacteria which spreads from individual to individual via the microscopic droplets that are released into the air.
  2. This may happen when an affected person is left untreated and he speaks or sneezes or coughs or laughs. Though the disease is contagious, it is not easy to be affected by it.
  3. As a result, you are much more likely to get affected with active tuberculosis from a person you live with or come in regular contact with, rather than a stranger.
  4. It is important to note here that people who are affected with TB and going through proper medications for over two weeks are no more contagious.

Tuberculosis - How to effectively treat it?

With the treatment for tuberculosis, one should have patience as it may take time to cure a person completely of tuberculosis and the associated symptoms. Many factors are taken into consideration while determining the course of the treatment for tuberculosis, some of which include

  • Type of tuberculosis (Latent or Active).
  • Age of the patient.
  • The condition being drug resistant.
  • The general health of the patient (if there are any other health conditions that may interfere with the treatment).

In the case of Active TB and that too, a drug-resistant type, the use of multiple drugs (simultaneously) may be needed to produce the desired results. The drugs commonly used include Pyrazinamide, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and Isoniazid. In most cases, the doctors suggest the drugs be continued for at least six- nine months for positive results.

Some patients with Active TB (drug resistant) may also benefit from the use of fluoroquinolones (antibiotics) taken along with capreomycin, amikacin, or kanamycin (mostly given in the form of injections). Most patients are required to follow the medication for 20-30 months duration.

Unlike the Active TB, in the case of Latent TB, a combination of drugs and medications is not required. A single TB specific drug is enough to treat the condition.

Therefore, it is important to seek medical assistance and detect if you have any such health complications concerning TB.

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex

General Physician, Gurgaon
Mycobacterium Avium Complex


  • Caused by Bacteria M. avium "M.A.C." / M. intrracelulare "M.A.I"

  • MAC is a AIDS-defining condition.
  • MAC is common in persons having CD4 count <50 cell/mm.
  • Respiratory symptoms are not common in HIV -related MAC.
  • Mycobacterium avium complex or M. kansasii  dessiminated  or extramulmonary, almost any internal organ especially the Liver, Spleen, and Bone marrow

  •  Night sweats

  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • Low level of red and white blood cells.
  • High blood level of liver enzyme ( alkaline phosphatase)
  • Painful intestines.
  • Almost half of those with late -stage HIV disease (AIDS) are infected with the MAC bacteria, not all of those show symptoms of MAC.
  • Elevated alkaline phosphatase levels in blood tests can indicate MAC.

  • As advised by consulting physician  ( Clarithomycin, Azithromycin, Etambutol , Rifampin, Rifabutin, Ciprofloxacin, Amikacin

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Are You at a Higher Risk of Developing TB?

MD-Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
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TB is a major health problem in India, with nearly 12 lakh people getting diagnosed with the disease each year. The fact that more than one-third of the cases of TB remain undiagnosed, or are diagnosed but proper treatment is not opted for, makes it even more difficult to deal with the disease. Moreover, the TB bacilli, which causes the disease is present in its latent form in 40% Indians who possess a high risk of developing TB but do not exhibit any symptoms.

Who are prone to TB?

Although TB can affect people of any age or physical condition, some people are at a higher risk of developing the disease than others. People who are more prone to TB are:

- Anyone with a weak immune system
- Small children and elderly people
- People suffering from diabetes or detected to be HIV positive
- People who have been exposed to immunotherapy or have consumed steroids for a long time

What is the classification of TB?

TB is curable, but for correct treatment, it is necessary to diagnose the type of the disease correctly. TB can be broadly classified into the following types:

  • General TB: In this type of TB, the bacilli show sensitivity to most drugs required for treating the disease.
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB): In this form of the condition, the bacilli show resistance to two major drugs required for treatment of TB, Isoniazid, and Rifampicin.
  • Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB): This type of TB is rarely observed and is caused by a bacilli which show resistance to most drugs including Isoniazid, Rifampicin, any fluoroquinolone and to at least one of three injectable second-line drug - Capreomycin, Kanamycin, and Amikacin.
  • Moreover, TB is also classified in two other forms - primary and secondary. Primary TB is the form, which affects a person who hasn't been previously exposed to the infection; whereas secondary TB refers to the reactivation of the infection in a previously infected person due to decline in health and immune system.

What are the treatment options available for TB?

Treatment of TB involves intake of certain prescription drugs for about 6 to 9 months. It is strongly recommended that the treatment is continued till the end and the drugs are consumed exactly in the way suggested by the physician. If the intake of drugs is stopped before the requisite period, the condition may relapse; and if the medications are not consumed correctly, the bacteria might develop a resistance to the drugs.

Treatment of MDR-TB and XDR-TB is a complicated process as any wrong step might prove to be fatal for the patient. It usually begins by conducting a drug-susceptibility test to identify the drugs to which the bacilli are resistant to. After the test results are revealed, the treatment plan is shaped accordingly and the patient is closely observed throughout the process. Moreover, treatment of drug-resistant TB always includes the use of directly observed therapy (DOT).


Related Tip: How To Prevent Tuberculosis(TB) From Spreading And Safeguard Yourself

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About Mendate 10Mg Tablet
When is Mendate 10Mg Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Mendate 10Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Mendate 10Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Mendate 10Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Mendate 10Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Mendate 10Mg Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Mendate 10Mg Tablet ?