5.1.9 Antituberculosis drugs

Tuberculosis is treated in two phases – an initial phase using at least three drugs and a continuation phase using two drugs in fully sensitive cases. Please see BNF for further information.

Ethambutol
  • Tablets 100mg, 400mg
Isoniazid
  • Tablets 50mg, 100mg
  • ElixirSF 50mg/5ml (unlicensed preparation) (For use within Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
Pyrazinamide
  • Tablets 500mg
Rifampicin
  • Capsules 150mg, 300mg
  • Syrup 100mg/5ml
  • Infusion 600mg (with solvent)

Notes

  1. Rifampicin should not be used as monotherapy (except in the case of meningococcal prophylaxis as advised by Public Health) and wherever possible, administered orally.
Combination products
Rifinah 150®
  • Tablets rifampicin 150mg, isoniazid 100mg
Rifinah 300®
  • Tablets rifampicin 300mg, isoniazid 150mg
Rifater®
  • Tablets rifampicin 120mg, isoniazid 50mg, pyrazinamide 300mg
Streptomycin
  • Injection 1g

 

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