People infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that are
antibiotic-resistant need special treatment programs. People with a weakened
immune system are more likely to get drug-resistant
TB. These include people infected with HIV or people who have had an organ
Treatment usually involves at least four medicines.1
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It is very important to take every dose of medicine.
directly observed therapy (DOT) usually is done.
During DOT, a health professional watches you take every dose of
Treatment is continued until TB bacteria can no longer be
found in two
sputum samples taken a month apart. This may take 18
months or longer in people with
multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).
Some TB bacteria have become resistant to all of the antibiotics that are commonly used to treat TB. This is sometimes called totally resistant tuberculosis (TDR-TB).2 A TB infection of this type is very difficult to treat.