Focus on Safety and Adherence With Meds for Latent TB
Meds for latent tuberculosis require your close attention...due to long treatment courses, frequent side effects, and many interactions.
Patients with latent tuberculosis don't feel sick and aren't contagious. But one in 10 may develop active TB if they're not treated.
Regimens. Expect to see more use of rifampin daily for 4 months...or isoniazid plus rifapentine (Priftin) once weekly for just 12 doses.