Drugs Used in TB and Leprosy

Meenakshi R. Ramanathan, James M. Sanders

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4 Scopus citations


Multidrug resistance continues to be a problem in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). With more cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), clinicians are reverting to second-line and third-line agents, which have proven to be more toxic in nature and costly. This chapter reviews the 2016 data on the side effect profiles of commonly used medications in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae infections. Medications covered in this chapter include bedaquiline, capreomycin, clofazamine, cycloserine, dapsone, delamanid, ethambutol, gatifloxacin, isoniazid, kanamycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, pyrazinamide, and the rifamycins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSide Effects of Drugs Annual
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSide Effects of Drugs Annual
ISSN (Print)0378-6080


  • Adverse effects
  • Ethambutol
  • Isoniazid
  • Leprosy
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Rifamycins
  • Side effects
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug guides
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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