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Medications for Tuberculosis, Active

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacterial microorganism, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Patients with signs and symptoms of the disease have active tuberculosis.

Drugs used to treat Tuberculosis, Active

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
isoniazid / pyrazinamide / rifampin Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
isoniazid / pyrazinamide / rifampin systemic
Brand name:
Rifater
Drug class:
antituberculosis combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
ethambutol Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
ethambutol systemic
Brand name:
Myambutol
Drug class:
miscellaneous antituberculosis agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
isoniazid 7.0 2 reviews for isoniazid to treat Tuberculosis, Active
Rx C N X
Generic name:
isoniazid systemic
Drug class:
hydrazide derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
rifampin 10 1 review for rifampin to treat Tuberculosis, Active
Rx C N
Generic name:
rifampin systemic
Brand names:
Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifadin IV
Drug class:
rifamycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
pyrazinamide Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
pyrazinamide systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antituberculosis agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
isoniazid / rifampin Rate Add review
Rx N N X
Generic name:
isoniazid / rifampin systemic
Brand name:
Rifamate
Drug class:
antituberculosis combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
levofloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
levofloxacin systemic
Brand name:
Levaquin
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
ciprofloxacin 10 1 review for ciprofloxacin to treat Tuberculosis, Active
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Brand names:
Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Cipro 10 1 review for Cipro to treat Tuberculosis, Active
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Rifater Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
isoniazid / pyrazinamide / rifampin systemic
Drug class:
antituberculosis combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
streptomycin Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
streptomycin systemic
Drug class:
aminoglycosides, streptomyces derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
moxifloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
moxifloxacin systemic
Brand names:
Avelox, Avelox I.V.
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Amikin Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
amikacin systemic
Drug class:
aminoglycosides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Avelox Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
moxifloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Levaquin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
levofloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
amikacin Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
amikacin systemic
Brand names:
Amikin, Amikin Pediatric
Drug class:
aminoglycosides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Cipro I.V. Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cipro XR Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin systemic
Drug class:
quinolones and fluoroquinolones
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Myambutol Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
ethambutol systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antituberculosis agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Rifadin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
rifampin systemic
Drug class:
rifamycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Rifamate Rate Add review
Rx N N X
Generic name:
isoniazid / rifampin systemic
Drug class:
antituberculosis combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
cycloserine Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
cycloserine systemic
Brand name:
Seromycin
Drug class:
streptomyces derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Priftin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
rifapentine systemic
Drug class:
rifamycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Rimactane Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
rifampin systemic
Drug class:
rifamycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Seromycin Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
cycloserine systemic
Drug class:
streptomyces derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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