Good day to you too.
I assume your child has TB of the genitourinary tract. Now in that case, the primary aims of treatment are to preserve renal tissue and function, to make the patient noninfectious, and to manage comorbid conditions.
Prescriptions will consist of several special medications that must be taken for 6-9 months. Treatment takes that long because the disease organisms grow very slowly and, unfortunately, also die very slowly.
Doctors use multiple drugs to reduce the likelihood of resistant organisms emerging.
Of course, all drugs have side effects which your doctor will be on the look out for through regular follow up and lab studies.
Dr. Heba Ismail, M.D.