The nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with tuberculosis. The physician plans to treat the client with a first-line medication. Which medication should the nurse prepare to administer?

  • rifampin
  • ciprofloxacin
  • levofloxacin
  • streptomycin
Number 1 is correct.
Rifampin is one of the first-line agents for tuberculosis. Ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and streptomycin are second-line medications for tuberculosis.