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Medical Question & AnswersCategory: Infectionsisoniazid-induced-psycosis-and-substitution-of-isoniazid-with-moxifloxacin
DR. LUTFUR RAHMAN asked 6 years ago

My neice( 26 year old) is a case of Schizophrenia and has been recently diagnosed as suffering from Pulmonary TB. She was started with a 4 drug regime since last one month, which included isoniazid. Unfortunately her psychotic symptoms recurred after almost 3 years and she has become very depressed, irritable, aggresive and suicidical. my question is can Moxifloxacin be substituted for Isoniazid ? I am a doctor, a General Practiconer . I will be grateful if somebody can answer this question urgently

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freedoctorhelpline Staff answered 6 years ago

Yes, moxifloxacin might be a suitable alternative for patients who are intolerant of INH or are infected with INH-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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