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Use this slideshow to see the different TB drugs and how they work.
These drugs are used in first-line treatment for TB, ideally on patients who do not have multi-drug resistance.
Credits: National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases
These drugs are used to treat people with multi-drug resistance TB. They do not work as well as the first-line drugs and have worse side-effects. Nevertheless, MDR TB can be cured.
Treating extensively drug-resistant TB is difficult. Clinicians have to try various cocktails of drugs, most with serious side-effects.
These are new TB drugs that are still being tested. Hopefully some of them will soon be approved and become available for general use.
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Published: July 1, 2011, 12:53 p.m.
Last updated: July 1, 2011, 5:27 p.m.