Finishing all your treatment

Finishing all your treatment

If you miss doses or stop taking your medicine before the end of the course, the TB is likely to come back and may have become resistant to the medicines (drug‑resistant TB). So, it is essential that you take all your medicines correctly. Even if you feel well again before the end of the course, you should keep taking them because you could still be infectious and even pass on drug‑resistant TB to your family and friends.

Your TB team should give you the name and contact details of the person you should contact if you have any difficulties with taking the medicines, and who can give you information and any help you need. This should happen within 5 days of your diagnosis. Your TB team may also do other things to help you take your treatment, such as send you reminder letters or texts.

  • Information Standard