Myambutol

(ethambutol)

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Treats and prevents mycobacterial infections like tuberculosis.

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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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Quick facts about ethambutol
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ethambutol)

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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Myambutol (ethambutol) is an antibiotic that specifically targets mycobacteria.

Quick facts about ethambutol
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ethambutol)

Used for

  • Tuberculosis
  • Prevention of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection in HIV, transplant, or cancer patients

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What to expect when you take Myambutol (ethambutol) for Tuberculosis

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  • Possible side effects
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Liver problems
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Risks and Warnings for Myambutol (ethambutol)

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  • Myambutol (ethambutol) can cause a severe vision problem, optic neuritis, that can be irreversible. If you have had this condition before for any reason, or experience blurry vision, color blindness, or losing a part of your vision field while taking Myambutol (ethambutol), tell your doctor right away.

Common concerns from people taking Myambutol (ethambutol)

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Food
  • Myambutol (ethambutol) can be taken with food and may help with any stomach upset.