Tuberculosis - Treatment


When a person is diagnosed with TB, it can be cured with proper treatment. In most cases, a hospital admission isn’t required. Doctors will prescribe certain drugs that should be taken for 6 to 12 months depending on the type of infection.

Your doctor may also prescribe multiple medications because some forms of TB are resistant to certain antibiotics.

 Some people fail to comply with their medication course as they stop midway seeing some improvements. Please understand that the TB bacteria take longer time to die and is important that you complete the prescribed medication course.

In many countries, TB vaccination is given to prevent the infection.

Note: People with active TB may require multiple drugs and take longer time to cure compared to people with latent TB infection.

Do you know? If TB is not treated properly, it can be deadly. 

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