My mother has been diagnosed with TB in Lungs. She had started taking AKT4 but after taking the medicine she was having loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and now her SGOT and SGPT are very high. Also, there is no sign of improvement in cough. I would like to know what are t

Question (Posted on :  09 Dec 2008 )


My mother has been diagnosed with TB in Lungs. She had started taking AKT4 but after taking the medicine she was having loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and now her SGOT and SGPT are very high. Also, there is no sign of improvement in cough. I would like to know what are the other alternate treatment for TB.

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 09 Dec 2008 )


AKT-4 is a combination of four TB medicines, isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol). This combination has been shown to be effective in preventing multi-drug resistant TB. Your mother is suffering from liver side effects of isoniazid, and has to take vitamin B6 to avoid further side effects with pyrazinamide. The side effects from isoniazid are far less harmful than the effects of stopping treatment. Please consider adhering to the treatment with AKT-4.



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