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DSTB Treatment duration is of 6–9-month course of antibiotics. The duration and drug dosage used may vary according to a patient’s age, type of TB infection, and whether s/he has been treated before.

The standard 6-month course of treatment consists of two phases

Intensive Phase(IP) Continuation Phase(CP)
  • The first phase lasts 2 months.
  • 4 drug regimen(HRZE) is given as part of IP.
  • The second phase lasts 4 months
  • 3 drug regimen(HRE) is given as part of CP.

*Extension of CP: Depending upon response to treatment or type of disease, physician may decide to extend the treatment by 3 months.


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