You are providing discharge teaching to your patient with tuberculosis. He asked if he really needs to finish the treatment regimen or if he can stop taking the meds once he feels better. What would the most appropriate response be?

 

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- "if you don't finish the entire treatment course, it may lead to a drug resistance and complications in the future."

- "That is fine. Just make sure to save any extra medication for future occurrances."

- "No, that would not be appropriate."

- "Yes, that is appropriate. Please notify your local department of health at that time."

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Noncompliance with treatment may lead to drug resistance (MDR-TB), therefore strict adherance to the regimen is important. This option is correct and offers the most amount of information and reasoning to the patient.

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