Generic Name - Ethambutol
Category - Antibacterial, Antimycobacterial agent
Generic for Myambutol* is indicated for the treatment of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infection caused the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria mainly affects the lungs but may spread to any other organ system. Ethambutol (Generic for Myambutol*) works by fighting against the tubercular bacterial cells. It interferes with their growth and multiplication.
Generic for Myambutol* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Myambutol* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Myambutol* interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Generic for Myambutol* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMyambutol*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Myambutol* for Tuberculosis is initially 15 mg/kg/day until maximal improvement is noted. For retreatment the dosage is 25 mg/kg/day as a single dose with at least one other tuberculostatic drug. After 60 days it tapers down to 15 mg/kg/day.
Generic for Myambutol* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Myambutol* side Effects include fever or chills, joint aches, pain, or swelling, blurred vision, changes in how you see color (especially seeing the difference between red and green), dizziness and reduced amount of urine passed.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Myambutol*.
Generic for Myambutol* and Pregnancy
Pregnant women with tuberculosis (TB) should be treated with TB medicines, including Generic for Myambutol*. Ethambutol has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.
Generic for Myambutol* and Breastfeeding
Though Generic for Myambutol* passes into human milk it has not been shown to cause problems in nursing babies. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Myambutol* and Pediatric
This medicine has been tested in children 13 years of age or older and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults. However, Generic for Myambutol* is should not be used in children upto 6 years of age.
Generic for Myambutol* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Myambutol* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Myambutol* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.