Common "Isoniazid" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Isoniazid is an oral medication that is used to treat tuberculosis in active patients along with other medications. It can also be used in people who might be infected with the bacteria to prevent tuberculosis. This medication belongs to the antibiotic drug group and is effective only against bacterial infections. Since this medication can interact with your food, the doctor might recommend a special diet while this medication is prescribed.

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My father has multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and weakness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is recently been diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. He is 67 years old. He is becoming very weak and ill has almost lost strength and is having difficulty in walking. He is taking Rifampin and Bedaquiline. Is there any other way to manage this? We are apprehens...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern for your father's condition. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a severe form of TB that is resistant to at least Isoniazid and Rifampicin, the two most effective first-line anti-TB drugs. Bedaquiline and Rifampin are part of the tre...  Read Full »

How long does it take for the bone pain to fully reduce with AKT 4?

Query: Hello doctor, I had tailbone pain. I started having pain in my left buttock and upper thigh after a month. The severity increased, and I found it difficult even to walk. I was advised the tablet Nucoxia for a week, but even taking it, the pain was severe. I then had an MRI scan done and was diagnose...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are elated to have you on board at I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You have Potts spine which is similar to tuberculosis of the spine. It takes almost six weeks for AKT (Ethambutol and Isoniazid) to ...  Read Full »

Will replacing Ethambutol with vitamin B12 injection help in diminishing vision problem?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 61 year-old female. Six months ago she was diagnosed with bone TB and undergoing medication (Ethambutol, Rifampicin, and Isoniazid). After six months of usage, her eye vision is suddenly diminishing. Then her doctor told to discontinue Ethambutol immediately and started u...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and reviewed your uploaded MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would explain that these MRI findings (T2 hyperintensity in the optic nerve and the optic chiasm) are in...  Read Full »

Is the Mantoux test advised for my kid's cough and cold?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid is 2.5 years old. She keeps getting cough and cold every month. She is very sensitive to weather change. We consulted a local doctor and he advised for Mantoux test. The report says that the erythema and induration developed around 18x16 mm area after 48 hours. What does it mean? A...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Recurrent episodes of cough and cold occur when the child has decreased immunity due to some illness or it could be a symptom of tuberculosis. Mantoux test of more than 10x10 mm is suggestive of tuberculosis. In your child, it is 18x16 mm which is strongly positive. In tu...  Read Full »

After TB treatment, my daughter developed hepatitis. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who was a medical college student, was suffering from high fever and the doctor ordered an x-ray and it turned out to be a pleural effusion. Cytology was negative, so was the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for tuberculosis (TB), the fluid was straw colored lymphocytes rich 9...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Yes, INH (Isoniazid) and Rifampicin are the actual culprits for the development of hepatitis. The best way is to reintroduce INH in a very small dose and gradually increasing it to the original dose with the monitoring of liver function tests. So...  Read Full »

Will I be in trouble if I hang out with a friend having TB?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend said he got a TB test a long time ago and it came out positive and he never went back and I had a positive test done also but I have taken pills for nine months because I caught it right away. That is why I was able to go on pills. They never gave me a shot so I will not get ...  Read Full »

Dr. Siddesh G B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As a matter of fact, TB (tuberrculosis) is a communicable disease and you first got it because of your friend. You have completed nine months course. But, after that, did you check for tuberculosis like whether it is actually cured or just treated? If not, you have to c...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for my father's sudden behavioral changes?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been a diabetic patient for the past 20 years. Six months ago, he got affected by pulmonary tuberculosis and got administered anti-TB drugs, and insulin was administered in the basal-bolus regimen. Now both TB and diabetes are well under control. For the past week, he ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From your description, I feel it is more than just stress. A simple thing such as stress cannot be attributed to these many complex symptoms. In my opinion, there are two possibilities that should be ruled out before calling it just str...  Read Full »

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