ethambutol


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Related to ethambutol: pyridoxine, rifampin, Ethambutol hydrochloride

ethambutol

 [ĕ-tham´bu-tol]
an antibacterial agent specifically effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis; it is administered orally as the hydrochloride salt, in conjunction with one or more other antituberculous drugs, in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

ethambutol

/etham·bu·tol/ (ĕ-tham´bu-tol) an antibacterial, specifically effective against Mycobacterium; used with one or more other antituberculous drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, administered as the hydrochloride salt.

ethambutol

(ĕ-thăm′byə-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
n.
An antibacterial drug, C10H24N2O2, used in a hydrochloride form with other drugs to treat pulmonary tuberculosis.

ethambutol

[etham′butol]
an antibacterial agent specifically effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is administered orally as the hydrochloride salt, in conjunction with one or more other antituberculous drugs, in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

ethambutol

Myambutol AIDS A combination therapy agent used to treat TB and MAC Adverse effects ↓/distorted vision, pain and swelling of joints, burning pain, N&V, headache, mental confusion Contraindications Ethambutol should not be given to children too young to be monitored for changes in vision. See AIDS.

ethambutol

A drug used, ideally in combination with other drugs, in the treatment of TUBERCULOSIS. Ethambutol can cause damage to the optic nerves and if persisted with after vision is affected can cause blindness. Also known under the generic name of myambutol. The drug is on the WHO official list.

ethambutol

a tuberculostatic agent.
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For example, rifampicins may induce hepatic microsomal enzymes, ethambutol has been associated with the development of optic neuritis, and macrolides may cause diarrhea.
Of these, 13 had termination of ethionamide, 4 of ofloxacin, and 1 each had kanamycin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide or cycloserine terminated.
It is given along with four other drugs -- Rifampicin, Pyrazinamid, Ethambutol & Streptomycin
In all cases of maternal tuberculosis, mothers should be treated with an appropriate therapy such as the standard short-course regime with isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamid, and ethambutol (which are safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding); infants should not be separated from their mothers, and breast-feeding should be encouraged (8).
Despite aggressive therapy, including treatment with rifabutin, ethambutol, and azithromycin, the patient succumbed to multiple opportunistic infections and died 5 months later.
Treatment usually combines the drugs isoniazid (INH) and rifampin, which are given for at least six months, and pyrazinamide and ethambutol (or streptomycin), which are used only in the first two months of treatment.
A third study of 187 AIDS patients infected with MAC compared a recommended four-drug combination (rifampin, ethambutol, clofazimine and ciprofloxacin) with a newer regimen of rifabutin, clarithromycin and ethambutol.
Around 1-5 percent will have a potentially fatal sensitivity to thiacetazone and will need to be switched to a regimen using ethambutol or rifampicin; the course is shorter but the drugs are more expensive than standard course drugs.
In 1981, Lupin began ethambutol production, becoming one of the largest producers in the world.
Tenders are invited for Combipack 4 - Inh 300Mg With Rifampicin 450Mg And Ethambutol 800 And Pyrazinamide 1500Mg.
These patients were given routine first-line treatment, consisting of isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol during a 2-month intensive phase followed by isoniazid and rifampin during a 4-month continuation phase.
In the meantime, I would use a liver-sparing regimen for TB therapy, consisting of an aminoglycoside, moxifloxacin and ethambutol.