Home > Medical > Tuberculosis > Treatment Treatment All sections in Tuberculosis » About Tuberculosis » Different political stances » Drug Resistance » FAQs » Health Tips » HIV/Aids and TB » Living with TB » New Developments » TB News » Quarantine » Real-life Story » Symptoms » TB and other organs » TB in South Africa » Testing » Transmission » Treatment » Who is at risk? 14 clinical trials look to shorter TB treatment for kids A big challenge is to make tuberculosis treatment more child and family friendly by making the regimen shorter and giving children medication that is easy to swallow. How to manage the side effects of TB medication TB drugs unfortunately have side effects – some more serious than others – such as nausea, vomiting, weight loss, decreased appetite, dry mouth and sore throat. Treating TB Preventive therapy (PT) against TB involves infected people taking anti-TB drugs to prevent progression to active disease. Assess Your risk for COPD » Join HIV Talk » Ask CyberDoc » Assess Do you have asthma? » African health in focus World's Most Famous TB Patients Treating tuberculosis Rifampicin and isoniazid are the two key drugs used in treating tuberculosis. Diet not an ARV substitute Research has found there is no scientific evidence specific to SA conditions to back use of nutrition as the primary treatment for HIV/Aids and Tuberculosis (TB). New hope for XDR-TB treatment Every day she goes to the clinic in Khayelitsha to receive handfuls of medication in the long, painful process to banish resistant TB from her body, already battling Aids. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters!