Isoniazid is an antibacterial drug which effectively affects bacteria, causative agents of tuberculosis. The drug at first acts on the replicating extra- and intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is suggested that a therapeutic effect of Isoniazid is related to inhibition of synthesis of mycolic acid added to the cellular wall of mycobacteria.
Isoniazid may be taken to treat all types of active tuberculosis including tuberculous meningitis (in combined therapy). The drug may be taken to prevent this disease, if you contact a patient with tuberculosis.
The drug is prescribed both adults and children over 3 years old. In case of the correct use, the drug has a high pharmacological safety and seldom causes side effects.
In what dose is Isoniazid used?
Isoniazid is produced in pills that are taken orally 1-3 times a day. Take the drug after meals with enough water. Adults should take a pill of Isoniazid 300 mg up to 3 times a day. The maximal daily dose is 900 mg.
Children at the age of 3 to 14 should take Isoniazid in the dose of 5-15 mg per 1 kg body mass. A daily dose is divided into 2-3 times. The maximal dose for children is 500 mg.
The treatment is continued till obtaining negative tests for tuberculosis spores. As a prophylaxis, Isoniazid is taken in the dose of 300 mg once a day within 2 months, or till you will be in close contact with a patient.
- Patients who have had isoniazid hepatitis are prescribed an alternative antituberculosis medical products
- In some cases, a medical hepatitis is developed during the treatment that may appear even after the therapy. It is necessary to regularly check the functional rates of the liver during the treatment and within 6 months after it
- Isoniazid is contraindicated patients with liver diseases, epilepsy, renal failure, severa diseases of the cardiovascular system
Using Isoniazid and other similar drugs may cause headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, skin allergic reactions. But these side effects are light and do not need a cancellation of the treatment.
If pain occurs in liver, heart, or the functional rates of the liver become worse, stop the treatment.
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