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Q. What happens to a person taking ATT medicines when not having tuberculosis?

Answered by
Dr. Vinod Kumar Atreya
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 17, 2014 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

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What happens to a person taking ATT medicines, when not having tuberculosis?

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  • The ATT medicines are multiple drugs given in combination to treat tuberculosis. Some drugs are bacteriostatic and some are bactericidal to the causative organism of tuberculosis i.e,Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • The person on ATT and not having tuberculosis may or may not manifest the side effects or toxicity of anti tubercular drugs depending on the status of patient, the status of various organ- systems and the duration of drug treatment.
  • Medicines should be stopped in such patients.

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