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Introduction

Expert Advice

Indications

This medication is used for the treatment of tuberculosis.

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated with patients with hypersensitivity to ethambutol, known optic neuritis (inflamed optic nerve)

Side effects

Patients given this medication may experience, optic neuritis (related to dose and duration of the treatment), anorexia, vomiting, abdominal distress and fever.

Precautions

Patients administered with this medication should be cautious as it is not recommended in children under thirteen years of age and those with decreased renal (kidney) functions (in which case the dose is reduced).

Pregnancy

No definitive data regarding pregnancy is available therefore be cautious.

Lactation

The effects of this medication in undetermined in nursing females, consult your doctor for advice.

Primary Uses

Tuberculosis

Indications

The medicine is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis.

Side Effects

Patients given this medication may experience, optic neuritis (related to dose and duration of the treatment), anorexia, vomiting, abdominal distress and fever.

Warnings

Pregnancy

No definitive data regarding pregnancy is available therefore be cautious.

Lactation

The effects of this medication in undetermined in nursing females, consult your doctor for advice.

Precautions

Patients administered with this medication should be cautious as it is not recommended in children under thirteen years of age and those with decreased renal (kidney) functions (in which case the dose is reduced).

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated with patients with hypersensitivity to ethambutol, known optic neuritis (inflamed optic nerve)

FAQS

Indications:

This medicine is used for preventing and treating tuberculosis, infection of the lungs. It cannot be used to treat viral infections such as flu and common cold. It is used in combination with other anti-tuberculosis medicines.

Storage:

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Side Effects:

You may experience eye problems, anorexia, nausea vomiting, abdominal discomfort, and dizziness gastrointestinal disturbances, and increase in uric acid levels.

Precautions:

Please use cautiously in patients with renal (kidney) disorders, and perform eye examination before initiating therapy. It is not recommended for children under thirteen years.

Effects on pregnancy and lactation:

The effects are undetermined; therefore, caution is advised. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

How long should I take this medicine for?

Please complete the entire course of this medicine to prevent recurrence of infection.

Administration:

This medicine is mostly used orally (through mouth). The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before use.

Contraindications:

The patients with allergy to ethambutol and optic neuritis (eye disorder) should avoid use of this medicine.

Indications:

This medication is used as adjuvant for the treatment of infections such as tuberculosis, disease affecting lungs. It cannot be used to treat viral infections such as flu and common cold.

Storage:

Please store at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from children, excessive light, and moisture. Do not flush medicines down the toilet. Read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Effects on pregnancy and lactation:

The effects are undetermined; therefore, caution is advised. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Side Effects:

You may experience upset stomach, elevated liver enzymes, convulsions, dry mouth, skin reactions, increased glucose levels, pyridoxine deficiency, and eye and blood disorders.

Precautions:

The patients with renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) disorders, diabetes, alcoholism, Human Immunodeficiency Virus should be cautious. Pregnant females should be cautious and be monitored for any adverse effects. Please avoid consumption of alcohol during use of this medicine.

Administration:

This medicine is mostly taken through the mouth. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult a doctor before using this medicine. This medicine is not recommended for children.

Contraindications:

The patients with history of allergic reactions with Isoniazid compounds should avoid use of this medicine.

Indications:

This medicine is used as an adjunct in treating tuberculosis (infection of the lungs), some types of leprosy (skin disease), Brucellosis (disease caused by consumption of unpasteurized milk or dairy products), Legionnaire’s disease (severe form of pneumonia causing lung inflammation), endocarditis (heart infection), and serious staphylococcal infections (various infections involving the skin and internal organs).

Storage:

Please store the tablet form of this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from children, excessive light, and moisture.

Side Effects:

You may experience heartburn, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, rashes, white blood cell count changes, muscular weakness, menstrual and visual disturbances, skin reactions, and chills.

Precautions:

The patient’s body secretions may be colored red-orange. You may experience renal (kidney) allergic reactions. It is not recommended for intermittent treatment.

Effects on pregnancy and lactation:

The effects of this medicine in pregnant females are undetermined; therefore, caution is advised. The effects of this medicine in nursing females are undetermined; therefore, caution is advised.

Administration:

This medicine is mostly taken through the mouth. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity.

Contraindications:

The patients with allergies to any rifampin associated medicine and jaundice should avoid use of this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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