Multidrug Therapy

Taking several antibiotics at the same time is known as multidrug therapy. Most of the medicines are taken as pills. Antibiotics such as Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Ethambutol were used initially. It is often used in cases of leprosy and tuberculosis.

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What is the recommended duration for medication in bone and pulmonary tuberculosis (TB)?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from left-side hip pain for the last four months. The pain initially started while walking, but the pain is more acute for the previous two months. I am using an elbow crutch while going on the staircase, wearing hip support, using Volitra spray, and a hot water bag. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to will cause pain. I suggest you start TB (tuberculosis) medications otherwise, it will progress, and later you will develop arthritis, so begin as early as possible. Sometimes all tests are inconclusive initially, no need to do further testing for the next three m...  Read Full »

Can leprosy spread within a family?

Query: Hi doctor, Our close family member has leprosy. Should we need to take MDT? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to share few facts about leprosy. Leprosy is contagious, because Mycobacterium leprae is transmitted from one person to another by droplet infection through nasal or respiratory mucosa or by direct contact in susceptible persons. All persons exposed to this disease...  Read Full »

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