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Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat Tuberculosis. It fights against the bacteria to kill the microorganisms.

Uses of Econex Tablet

Econex Tablet side effects

Common
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Jaundice
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Gout
  • Visual impairment

How to use Econex Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Econex Tablet works

Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: isoniazid and ethambutol which treat tuberculosis. Isoniazid prevents the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering. This kills the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol, on the other hand works by slowing the growth of these bacteria.

Econex Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet occasionally causes sight problems and tingling or numbness in hand or feet. After taking this medicine you should not drive until you know how it affects you.
Kidney
CAUTION
Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Econex 300mg/800mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Econex

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Extra pulmonary tuberculosis mdr tb for spinal card treatment
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
This needs to be examined and treated in the clinic
Though took vaccines in childhood, the test for TB came positive. Was advised to undergo treatment.physically absolute fit and healthy, is it advisable to take treatment?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
If sputum is positive for Tb , treatment is absolutely essential. Read more at www.arohealth.com/tuberculosis
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References
  1. Gumbo T. Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease, and Leprosy. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2011. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ethambutol. Ontario, Canada: Patheon Inc.; 2007. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Isoniazid. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire: Boots Contract Manufacturing; 2015. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Chaves RG, Lamounier JA. Breastfeeding and maternal medications. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(5 Suppl):S189-98. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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