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This is an antibiotic medicine that is mainly used for preventing the growth of tuberculosis bacteria in the body. It is very effective in treating tuberculosis, while this medicine is given together with at least one other tuberculosis medicine. Ethambutol brand name is Myambutol.
Tuberculosis is one of the contagious as well as airborne diseases that mainly affect your lungs. It is generally caused by a bacterium known as mycobacterium tuberculosis. Remember that if this infection is not treated quickly the bacteria can even travel to infect other organs and tissues through the bloodstream.
Therefore, Ethambutol cost for 400mg tablet is around $0.32 per tablet.
Follow all the directions as written on the prescription label. There might be a possibility that the doctor changes your dose occasionally in order to ensure that you get the best results. Do not take the Ethambutol in larger or smaller amounts or for longer time than the actual recommended time.
You can take the medicine with or without the food, while it is generally taken with food if it upsets your stomach. If you have taken the tuberculosis medicine before, make sure that you inform your doctor in advance because there might be possibilities that your dosage is different if you have taken any treatment for tuberculosis in past.
If there are any changes in your weight then inform your doctor because Ethambutol doses are based on your weight and the doctor might change the dosage. If you wear glasses, take them with you to vision examination because vision has to be always checked when you intake this medicine.
Your blood cells, functioning of kidney and liver are also checked.
Make sure that you use the medicine for the full prescribed length of time even if you find that symptoms are improving even before the infection is completely cleared. Remember that if you skip the medicine doses it may increase your risk of further infection which is resistant to antibiotics. Ethambutol tablet is not going to treat viral infection such as flu or common cold.
Tuberculosis is also treated with a combination of different drugs. Use all the medications as it is directed by your doctor. Make sure that you read the entire medication guide as well as patient instructions that are given with each medication. With the advice of your doctor, don’t try to change the dosage of your medication. Therefore, always keep your medicine away from heat as well as moisture.
In case you miss any dose, take it as soon as you remember but don’t take the two doses at one time. Consult your doctor immediately.
In case you have any signs from all these allergic reactions like difficulty in breathing, swelling on your lips, tongue, face as well as throat, then get the emergency medical help immediately.
Ethambutol can also cause adverse effects such as serious vision problems including loss of vision permanently. If you find any of these below stated problems with one or both your eyes, then first stop the intake of this medicine and call the doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine are joint pain, itching or rash, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite as well as indigestion.
You need to call your doctor once if you experience:
Always avoid taking antacid which contains aluminum hydroxide within the four hours after you intake this Ethambutol. It is always advised by the doctor to avoid antacid because it can make harder for your body to absorb ethambutol.
You should never take this medicine if you are allergic to it or you are suffering from eye condition like optic neuritis. The doctor is will start the medication only when you get the complete treatment for this eye disorder. To make sure that this medicine is safe for you to take tell your doctor in advance if you are suffering from cataract, any eye problems which are caused by diabetes, inflammatory eye disorders, liver diseases, kidney disease or gout.
This medicine harms the unborn baby, so tell your doctor in advance if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while, the intake of this medicine. If you are breastfeeding the baby, inform the doctor because this medicine passes into breast milk.
This medicine should not be given to child who is younger than 13 years old.
Total 104 drugs are known for interacting with ethambutol.
9 major drug interactions
95 moderate drug interactions
Remember that the effects of some of the drugs can be changed if you take other drugs as well as herbal products at the same time. It can help in increasing the risk for serious side effects or can even make your medications not to work properly. Therefore, the doctor can manage or prevent interactions by changing how you use your medications by monitoring closely.
This medicine is an antibiotic that works by stopping the bacteria which causes disease from growing as well as increasing in numbers. The drug exerts its bacteriostatic activity by virtue of inhibition of arabinosyl transferase.
Before taking this medicine, you should consult your doctor, if you are allergic to it or have any other kind of allergies. Since this medicine contains some inactive ingredients, so it might cause allergic reactions. Avoid the intake of this medicine for a long time. This medicine can cause dizziness, so it is advised not to drive or operate any machinery after taking this medicine.
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