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Risk Of Antibiotic Resistance, Due To Not Compliance With Drugs

It is known that Tuberculosis or TB is an infectious infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB can be cured through treatment for 6-9 months by taking a combination of synthetic antibiotics and anti-infective drugs.

There are 2 stages of treatment, namely intensive and advanced. In the intensive treatment phase, patients need to take medication every day for 2 months. Meanwhile, in the advanced treatment stage, the patient needs to take medication for 4 months or more with the amount and dose less than the intensive treatment stage. This 2-stage treatment is commonly referred to as first-line treatment.

The drug must be taken regularly and continuously, because otherwise it can cause resistance. Resistance is the resistance of bacteria to first-line treatment so that they must change the drug combination. Resistance can be caused by interrupted medication, irregular medication schedules, or the nature of bacteria that are resistant to certain types of antibiotics. This makes bacteria modify their cells by producing thicker cell walls, making it difficult for antibiotics to enter bacterial cells.

Patients with drug-resistant TB also have to repeat the TB treatment phase from the beginning so that in total it takes a longer time, which is at least 8-12 months, even up to 24 months.

For this reason, TB sufferers need to regularly take medication and consult a doctor to find out their condition. Tb patients can do teleconsultation with doctors on the mDoc application, or book an offline consultation with doctors at hospitals that have collaborated with mDoc. Get fast, safe and convenient healthcare with one app. Let's download the mDoc application right now.