c. active tuberculosis (with other agents). elimination of meningococcal carriers.
d. bactericidal action against suspecible organism.
e. red discoloration of tears, abd pain, n/v/d, flatulence, heartburn, red discoloration of urine, red discoloration of all body fluids
f. labs: evaluate renal function, cbc, and urinalysis periodically and during therapy. monitor hepatic function at least monthly during therapy. may cause increase bun, ast, alt and serum alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, uric acid concentrations
g. po: administer medication on an empty stomach at least 1hr before or 2hr after meals with a full glass (240 ml) of water. if gi irritation becomes a problem, maybe admin. with food. antacids maybe taken 1hr pror to administration
h. inform pt that saliva, sputum, sweat, tears, urine, and feces may become red orage to red brown and that soft contact lenses may become permanently discolored.
i. decreased fever, night sweats, diminished cough and sputum production, negative sputum cultures, increased appetite, wt gain, reduced fatigue, sense of well being in pt with tb, prevention of meningococcal meningitis, prevention of h. influenzae