Tuberculosis (TB)

See NICE guideline (

Advice must be sought from a Chest Physician (Raigmore Hospital, tel: 01463 704363 or 01463 704364) in all cases but especially in non-pulmonary disease, cases acquired abroad, in relapse, or treatment failure (possibility of resistance).

Test for HIV in all newly diagnosed cases of TB. Report all cases to the Health Protection Team (tel: 01463 704886 during normal working hours, 01463 704000 for out of hours).

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Drug details

Last reviewed: 14 November 2017

Next review: 14 November 2019

Author(s): Antimicrobial Management Team

Approved By: TAM Subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): Area Antimicrobial Pharmacist

Document Id: AMT161