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Anti Tuberculosis Drugs

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Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs are medicines used to treat Tuberculosis, an infectious disease that can affect the lungs and other organs.

Combinations of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs are used to treat tuberculosis (TB). This disease is caused by bacteria that are passed from one person to another through the air. If untreated, Tuberculosis can lead to long periods of bad health and even death.

Some Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs also are used to treat or prevent other infections such as Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC), which causes disease throughout the bodies of people with AIDS or other diseases of the immune system.

Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs are available only with a physician's prescription and come in tablet, capsule, liquid and injectable forms. Some commonly used Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs are Cycloserine, Ethambutol, Ethionamide, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, Rifabutin and Rifampin.