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Medications for Tuberculosis, Active

What is 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.

Medications to treat Tuberculosis, Active

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
isoniazid / pyrazinamide / rifampin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: isoniazid / pyrazinamide / rifampin systemic

Brand name:  Rifater

Drug class: antituberculosis combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
isoniazid C N X 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: isoniazid systemic

Brand name:  Nydrazid

Drug class: hydrazide derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ethambutol C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ethambutol systemic

Brand name:  Myambutol

Drug class: miscellaneous antituberculosis agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
rifampin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Brand names:  Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifadin IV

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Amikin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
pyrazinamide C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyrazinamide systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antituberculosis agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Avelox C N Add review
3.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
isoniazid / rifampin N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: isoniazid / rifampin systemic

Brand names:  Rifamate, IsonaRif

Drug class: antituberculosis combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cipro C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
levofloxacin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Levaquin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Rifater C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: isoniazid / pyrazinamide / rifampin systemic

Drug class: antituberculosis combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
moxifloxacin C N Add review
3.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Avelox, Avelox I.V.

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Rifadin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Levaquin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Rifamate N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: isoniazid / rifampin systemic

Drug class: antituberculosis combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Myambutol C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ethambutol systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antituberculosis agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ciprofloxacin C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cipro I.V. C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
streptomycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: streptomycin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides, streptomyces derivatives

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
amikacin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Brand names:  Amikin, Amikin Pediatric

Drug class: aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Nydrazid C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: isoniazid systemic

Drug class: hydrazide derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cipro XR C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Floxin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Rimactane C N Add review Rate

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Seromycin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: cycloserine systemic

Drug class: streptomyces derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 Schedule
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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