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Tuberculosis

TUBERCULOSIS, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is often found in the lungs as well as other parts of the body like bones, intestine, kidney, lymph nodes, breast and tubercular meningitis. TB is a transmittable disease which is mainly spread through the air while sneezing, coughing, or through respiratory fluid in the air.

Tuberculosis is of two types:-              

  1. Latent TB – TB bacteria remains inactive in the body due to patient’s strong immune system and does not show any symptoms. At this stage TB is not a spreadable disease.

  2. Active TB – when a patient’s immune system weakens, TB bacteria become active and show symptoms. It becomes infectious at this stage.

SYMPTOMS:-

The symptoms of Tuberculosis depend on body parts in which TB bacteria have invaded and show symptoms according to it. Some common symptoms are

  1. fever,

  2. weakness,

  3. cough (for more than 2 days),

  4. hemoptysis (coughing along with blood stained sputum),

  5. weight loss,

  6. fatigue,

  7. chest pain,

  8. shortness of breath,

  9. night sweats, etc.

CLASSIFIACATION OF TUBERCULOSIS:

Anti-tuberculosis drugs are classified on the basis of efficacy, potency, activity and risk of adverse effects:

1.      First Line Drugs

First line drugs show more efficacy, potency along with less adverse effect. Drugs belonging to this category are: Isoniazide, Refampicin, Pyrazinamide, Ethambutol and Streptomycin.

2.      Second line drugs

Second line drugs are given when the patient becomes resistant to first line drugs. This is recommended for drug resistant TB. Drugs belonging to this Category are: Amikacin, Amino salicylic acid, Ciprofloxacin, Capreomycin, Clofazimine, Cycloserine, Ethionamide and Levofloxacin.

3.      Third line drugs

Drugs under the third line category are Clarithromycin, Linezolid, Amoxicillin plus Clavunate.

Our pharmacy offers following drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis:

  1. Myambutol

  2. Pyrazinamide

  3. Rifadin

You can purchase them from our pharmacy at nominal prices.

 

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