To provide up-to-date insights on:
the side-effects of anti-TB chemotherapy
the symptom-based approach to the management of side-effects
the influence of side-effects on the outcomes of anti-TB treatment.
Summary There is still much debate concerning the frequency and severity of symptoms of TB when undergoing chemotherapy. In addition, the frequency of complications is hard to quantify as many patients are treated with a range of different drugs. However, this article aims to give a brief overview of the side-effects associated with anti-TB drugs and the most appropriate management approaches to take.
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