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Question

Can Tribuss be given to someone with TB and pneumonia?

Can Tribuss be given to someone with TB and pneumonia?

Answer

Hi,

Its is difficult to answer your question without knowing if and which treatments your are on for TB and pneumonia.

I looked for interactions between Tribuss and the meds usually used to treat TB. The only potential interaction is between Rifampicin and efavirenz, one of the meds in Tribuss.  This combination may decrease the levels of efavirenz. You should speak to your clinic or doctors about this. They might just want to monitor you, or give you a bit of extra efavirenz. Again it is important to check for interactions with your specific medications.

Mild pneumonia can be treated with a variety of antibiotics which is why i can’t give you any more specific information. Generally there are not a lot of interactions between Tribuss and antibiotics but it is important to check.

You can use this really useful online drug interaction tool to do this.

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