Medicines information

The information in this section describes medicines, how they are given and some of their possible side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns about medications, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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Tuberculosis (TB) medicines

TB disease is treated using a combination of medicines, which must be taken for six to nine months or sometimes longer if the TB is in a part of the body which is difficult to treat or if the TB is in a hard to treat form (resistant). This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the medicines used to treat and prevent TB and gives some important hints about making sure they are effective.

Types of medicines

Most medicines come in a variety of types or formats. Be aware, though, that some medicines (particularly rare or unusual ones) only come in one type. Also, some may be more effective in one type than another.

Ubiquinone 30mg in 5ml oral solution 

Ubiquinone is also known as coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinone. It is found naturally in many foods, such as meat and fish, and helps cells to generate energy. Ubiquinone has been used for heart problems such as heart failure, angina or high blood pressure. It may also prevent damage to the heart caused by certain medicines. Other uses include cancer treatment, muscle problems and metabolic diseases.