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Adverse reactions to anti-TB drugs

The great majority of TB patients tolerate the drugs well without any adverse reactions. However, some patients may develop certain side effects. Some of the commoner ones include:

  • - nausea and vomiting
  • - decrease in appetite
  • - fever
  • - dizziness
  • - ringing sensation in the ears (tinnitus)
  • - blurring of vision
  • - skin itchiness and skin rash

Patients developing these side effects or other discomfort should consult their doctors for advice.

Most people have no side effects from chemotherapy. You should consult your doctor if you have the following side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Loss of appetite, Tinnitus, Blurring of Vision, Fever and hypersensitive skin rash