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In practice it is important to estimate levels of liver enzymes, bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase before commencing treatment, and initially every 3 - 4 days, or more often if liver enzyme levels begin to rise. Should this happen it is reasonable to repeat the tests daily. In the majority of cases, the levels reach a plateau and then begin to fall within a few days. If the rise persists, isoniazid and rifampicin should be stopped, pyrazinamide and streptomycin continued, and ethambutol added.