Isoniazid (Laniazid, Nydrazid)

Isoniazid (LaniazidNydrazid), also known as isonicotinylhydrazine (INH), is an organic compound that is the first-line antituberculosismedication in prevention and treatment. It was first discovered in 1912, and later in 1951 it was found to be effective against tuberculosis. Isoniazid is never used on its own to treat active tuberculosis because resistance quickly develops. Isoniazid also has an antidepressanteffect, and it was one of the first antidepressants discovered. Isoniazid can also be used in the treatment of a BCG-oma (an abscess caused by the BCG strain of Mycobacterium bovis.)

 

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