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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Ethambutol (Overview)

Ethambutol is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


Dr. Eric Weisman
26 doctors shared insights

Ethambutol (Overview)

Ethambutol is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What can I do to prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called ethambutol for tb?

TB drug & gout: Did u have history of gout before taking ethambutol? Ask doc treating TB if another drug would work as well without raising uric acid. If not, have doc prescribe gout preventive med like allopurinol. Increase fluid intake, alkalinize urine by taking sodium bicarbonate, avoid purine foods (organ meats, legumes [peanuts], alcohol, brewers yeast). Indocin (indomethacin) or Colchicine for acute gout (short-term only. ...Read more

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M 20 yr female TB lymphadenitis.prescribed R-cinex:Rifampin 450mg & isoniazid 300mg & pyzina 1000mg. Ethambutol not prescribed is my treatment correct?

TB treatment : we usually use Ethambutol as part of this regimen in case the TB is resistant to either Rifampin or isoniazid. If your doctor already knows which drugs the big is susceptible to, or if resistance rates are very low in your area, leave out the Ethambutol may be the correct treatment. You should discuss this issue with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a drug called ethambutol for TB and is it effective?

In combination: It's effective, but only in combination with other drugs. You would never use it alone. ...Read more

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Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

Yes: Ethambutol is one of effective anti-tb drugs and often added to Isoniazid and rifampin. Optic neuritis and hyperuricemia are well known side effects. ...Read more

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How do you use myambutol (ethambutol)?

Against Mycobacteria: This is a drug used predominantly against tuberculosis and other organisms similar to mycobacterium tuberculosis. ...Read more

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How do you take myambutol (ethambutol)?

Ethambutol: Used to concert with other drugs for TB and some of its relatives, it is given orally, once daily. ...Read more

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What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

Second line drugs: Aminoglycosides: e.g., Amikacin (amk), Kanamycin (km); polypeptides: e.g., capreomycin, viomycin, enviomycin; fluoroquinolones: e.g., Ciprofloxacin (cip), levofloxacin, Moxifloxacin (mxf); thioamides: e.g. Ethionamide, prothionamide also third line of medications. ...Read more

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Does ethambutol induce gout?

Yes: Anti-tuberculous chemotherapy-induced crystal arthropathy is a rare and poorly recognized adverse effect of Pyrazinamide and ethambutol. ...Read more

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