Fighting TB tru 6 Months treatment
How do I take my medicine?
Take your medicines in the way that your health worker tells you to.
If you have more than one medicine, take them at the same time.
Medicines are usually taken from Monday to Friday of each week.
If your medicines are nearly finished, you can take your green card to any clinic.
They will give you more medicines. Remember: Go to the clinic for regular check-ups!!
What are the side effects of the tablets?
Many medicines can cause side-effects (problems). The TB medicines may cause the following side-effects…
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite
Not everybody feels side-effects and most of them can be treated.
Will I have to sleep at the clinic or hospital?
Most people who have TB do not have to stay at the hospital.
But sometimes you can be so ill with TB that you have to sleep there.
When you are better, you can go home.
It is still important to take the medicine at home.
What will happen if I don’t go for treatment?
You will spread the disease to other if you have TB and do not get it treated.
Other people develop very bad breathing problems.
TB can damage your lungs forever.
Many people die from TB when it is not treated
Must I finish my treatment?
Many of the TB germs will stay alive in your body if you do not finish the 6 months’ treatment.
These germs will be the strongest of all the germs and the most dangerous.
You will get sick again if you stop the medicines before the health worker says you can