How to take your TB medicine
This two-page handout uses text and illustrations to provide an easy to follow treatment guide for people with latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. It includes blank spaces where the patient and health care provider can write down information at the beginning of TB treatment, which can be reviewed and referenced during follow-up visits. The document can be used to instruct the patient when to take their medicine, how many pills to take and for how long, if they should be taken with food, what the patient should do if they experience side effects, and their doctor's contact information.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease field-tested this health information material with refugees and immigrants.
MDPH also offers TB Infection Patient Educational Materials: Tip Sheet for Providers. This two-page PDF gives service providers working with patients at risk for latent TB infection tips for how to use TB information resources developed by MDPH. It explains the goals of the materials and how they were designed, and outlines the purpose, information, and suggested uses of each handout, providing links to PDFs that can be downloaded or printed. The document includes tips to help providers talk to refugees and immigrants about TB infection.
This document should not be modified, or reproduced, displayed, or distributed for commercial purposes or financial gain. You may copy or download this information, but you may not alter it, with the exception of adding a name and logo. Please see the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) site policies. Contact MDPH for additional information,
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