continuation phase of treatment of active TB
Last reviewed 01/2018
Seek specialist advice and consult local guidelines.
The continuation phase of treatment of tuberculosis consists of double therapy for four months:
- isoniazid (with pyridoxine)
·Patients with active meningeal TB should be offered: -
isoniazid (with pyridoxine), rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol for 2months
- then isoniazid (with pyridoxine) and rifampicin for a further 10 months.
- a glucocorticoid
The summary of product characteristics must be consulted before the aforementioned drugs are prescribed.