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Monday, May 20, 2013
Pharmacy and Medications
Use of TB Medication in Early Pregnancy
I am a 34 years old woman. I was treated hystroscopy and D & C on 09 sep. 2009. The endometrial TB was detected in subsequent TB-PCR test and medication for management of Endometrial TB (AKT-4)were started on 15 Sep. 2009. On 30 oct. 2009 I discovered through home pregnancy test and scan that I was five weeks pregnant.Can you please answer the that is it safe to take AKT-4 in pregnancy for the baby. Please respond ASAP.........
Your medication AKT-4 consists of rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. All four of these medications are recommended for treatment of TB in pregnancy. These medications should not harm the baby. It is important to continue your therapy even though you are pregnant.
Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy College Business Office
Internal Resource Pool-Allied at OSU Medical Center
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University