Thiacetazone is active against many strains of M. tuberculosis. It is not marketed in the United States. However, because of its low cost, it is used as a first-line agent in East Africa, especially in combination with compounds such as isoniazid. The most common side effects of thiacetazone include GI intolerance and development of rashes. It causes significant ototoxicity, especially when coadministered with streptomycin. Life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions, such as hepatitis, transient marrow aplastic syndromes, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia, have been reported.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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