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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.
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ethambutol(ĕ-thăm′byə-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
An antibacterial drug, C10H24N2O2, used in a hydrochloride form with other drugs to treat pulmonary tuberculosis.
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ethambutolMyambutol 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
ethambutolA 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.
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