Thioridazine for treatment of tuberculosis: Promises and pitfalls

Noton K. Dutta, Petros C. Karakousis

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The articles by De Knegt et al. and Singh et al. in a recent issue of this Journal address one of the current debates regarding the potential role of thioridazine in the treatment of tuberculosis. This commentary presents a summary of the available evidence, and, emphasizing the need for further research, asks the question: "How far can we go in repurposing thioridazine?"

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-711
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Adjunctive therapy
  • Animal model
  • Efflux pump inhibitor
  • Latent TB
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Thioridazine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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