What does INH mean in medical terms?

What does INH mean in medical terms?

Isoniazid, also known as isonicotinic acid hydrazide (INH), is an antibiotic used for the treatment of tuberculosis.

What is isoniazid prescribed for?

Isoniazid is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Isoniazid is used to treat and to prevent tuberculosis (TB). You may need to take other TB medicines in combination with isoniazid.

How do you take isoniazid 300 mg?

Take isoniazid on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

Why is vitamin B6 usually prescribed with isoniazid INH?

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) supplementation during isoniazid (INH) therapy is necessary in some patients to prevent the development of peripheral neuropathy.

What is the abbreviation of INH?

Unit system Imperial/US units
Unit of Length
Symbol in or ″ (the double prime)

What is abbreviation for gallon?

a common unit of capacity in English-speaking countries, equal to four quarts, the U.S. standard gallon being equal to 231 cubic inches (3.7853 liters), and the British imperial gallon to 277.42 cubic inches (4.546 liters). Abbreviation: gal.

What is abbreviation of centimeter?

The centimeter (abbreviation, cm) is a unit of displacement (distance or length) in the cgs (centimeter/gram/second) system of units. The cm is equivalent to 0.01 meter, and there are about 2.54 centimeters in one linear inch.

Are there any serious side effects to INH?

Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: increased thirst/urination, vision changes, easy bruising/bleeding, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, psychosis ), seizures. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.

What are the side effects of INH oral medicine?

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: numbness/tingling of arms/legs, painful/ swollen joints.

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking INH?

Alcohol may increase the risk of liver disease. Avoid alcoholic beverages while using this medication. This product may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as BCG vaccine) to not work as well. Therefore, do not have any immunizations / vaccinations while using this medication unless your doctor tells you to.

When to take i.n.h.oral medicine?

Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals) as directed by your doctor.