Centre intorduces flavoured pills to help children finish TB
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Children diagnosed with tuberculosis are currently being given bitter-tasting pills four times a day, making it a loathsome exercise. These drugs will now come in orange and strawberry flavours. The Union health ministry has already introduced these flavoured pills in five states, including Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, on trial basis. By December, the ministry plans to make them available across the country with some new flavours added.

Another problem with the management of paediatric TB is to ensure correct dosage. Children are given pills meant for adults in lower dosage.

The introduction of flavoured drugs are in line with World Health Organisation's recommendations to improve treatment and survival rate among children suffering from TB.

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