Compare ethambutol vs. Mycobutin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats and prevents mycobacterial infections like tuberculosis.

Myambutol (ethambutol) works well to treat or prevent mycobacterial infections, but has to be combined with other medicines and taken for a long period of time.

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Upsides
  • First-choice treatment for tuberculosis.
  • There are different dosing regimens, which can make taking Myambutol (ethambutol) more convenient for your schedule.
  • Myambutol (ethambutol) can be taken with food and may help with any stomach upset.
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Downsides
  • Remembering to take Myambutol (ethambutol) daily over a long period of time and with other medicines can be difficult.
  • Not a good choice if you have a history or are experiencing any vision problems.
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Used for
  • Tuberculosis
  • Prevention of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection in HIV, transplant, or cancer patients
  • Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare group; Prophylaxis - HIV infection
  • Atypical mycobacterial infection Crohn's disease Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare group - HIV infection Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection HIV infection - Tuberculosis Mycobacterium avium complex infection
  • Lung disease Tuberculosis Tuberculosis
  • Extrapulmonary
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Myambutol (ethambutol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Mycobutin (Rifabutin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Vision problems
  • Liver problems
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