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What are the side effects of drug-resistant TB treatment?

Side effects can be serious. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, you need to tell your doctor or nurse immediately and they will change your tablets or give you other treatment for the side-effects.

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Yellowish skin or eyes
  • Fever for three days or more
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Tingling or numbness around the mouth
  • Heart-burn or pain in the lower chest
  • Feeling itchy or getting a skin rash
  • Bruising easily
  • Bleeding from the gums or nose
  • Urine becoming dark or brown in colour
  • Aching joints
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred or changed eyesight
  • Ringing in the ears or hearing loss

THESE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE TREATED. DO NOT STOP YOUR TREATMENT UNLESS TOLD TO BY YOUR DOCTOR OR NURSE.