1. Is primary Complex contagious
Primary Complex is not contagious. If your baby or child has primary complex, you and your other children will not contract the disease. The ones who are contagious are adults with tuberculosis. Itis for this reason that the adults who are living with the child need to be checked for tuberculosis.
2. Do you really need x-rays to confirm if Primary has healed already?
Primary lung infection, a single lesion (known as Ghon’s focus) is usually found immediately subjacent to the pleura in the lower part of the upper lobes or upper part of the lower lobes of one lung. That said, chest xray is a sure way to confirm recovery from Primary complex by checking the absence or presence of the lesion.
3. Does Kidz Kit have side effects on child?
On Kidz Kit’s prescription manual, it is indicated that “Liver function should be assessed before and regularly during treatment of these anti tb drugs.” This implies then the medicine can affect the child’s lungs. For instance, with my friend, her child’s eyes turned yellowish. Thankfully, we didn’t encounter any negative side effects with out child.
4. My child has a common cold. Her pedia asked us to stop giving her Kidz Kit for one week. Is it okay to do this?
My daughter also had to skip for one week because of her diarrhea. In our case, it didn’t affect her medication and she eventually got healed.
According to Mayo Clinic, “if you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.”
5. What will happen if my child takes Kidz Kit Forte on an irregular basis?
According to Mayo Clinic, “if rifampin, isoniazid, and pyrazinamide combination is taken on an irregular schedule, side effects may occur more often and may be more serious than usual. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.”
6. When is the best time to give Rifampicin, Isoniazid, and Pryzanamide?
Based from these medicines’ prescription labels,
Take isoniazid on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Rifampicin, like Isoniazid, should be taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Unlike the first two medicines, Pyrazinamide may be taken with or without food. It is suggested to give the medicine at about the same time each day so that this becomes part of your child’s daily routine, which will help you to remember.
7. Is it possible for my child to contract this disease again?
As I understand, the term “primary” in primary complex refers to the first time an individual gets this disease. If the healed child will be exposed to an adult with tuberculosis, the child will then recontract this disease.
8. Can you give me an idea how much you spent for the whole duration of medication?We spent around 5k way back 2013. If you are in a tight budget, you may check with the local health center nearest you if they provide a free or more afforable medicine.