Isoniazide (INH) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for INH?

isoniazide

What is the Trade Name for isoniazide?

INH

What are the Indications of Isoniazide (INH) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

tuberculosis

What are the Actions of Isoniazide (INH) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Inhibits synthesis of mycobacterial cell wall

What is the Therapeutic Class of Isoniazide (INH) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Antitubercular

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Isoniazide (INH) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Isoniazide (INH) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • can cause jaundice
  • may cause peripheral neuropathy, seizures, hepatitis
  • patient should avoid high amounts of tyramine (pickled meats, aged/smoked meats, alcohol,
    exotic/aged cheese)
  • monitor liver function tests
  • complete full course of therapy (6-12 months)
  • often used in combination with Rifampin

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