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Isoniazid
Essential medicine status
General description
Isoniazid, also known as isonicotinylhydrazide (INH), is an antibiotic often used for the treatment of latent and active tuberculosis. It can be used in combination with other medicines active against tubercolosis - rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and either streptomycin or ethambutol.
INN
Isoniazid
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Tuberculosis
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Antituberculosis medicines
  • Oral > Liquid: 50 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 100 to 300 mg tablet (hydrochloride); 50 mg tablet (scored)
Indications