Your doctor/nurse will prescribe you treatment (pills) for at least 6 months. 

Longer treatment is needed if 

  1. The TB is found outside your lung, 
  2. Symptoms aren’t going away, 
  3. You have complicated TB or resistance (standard treatment doesn’t work for TB).

You will need support and good adherence (taking medication everyday) to prevent resistance (TB medication no longer works because the bacteria change itself to escape the medication)