Etham 800mg Tablet

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Composition for Etham 800mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Etham Tablet

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Uses of Etham Tablet

Etham 800mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Side effects of Etham Tablet

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Visual impairment, Color blindness.

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How to use Etham 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. It is better to take Etham 800mg Tablet with food.

How Etham Tablet works

Etham 800mg tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

In Depth Information on Etham Tablet

Expert advice for Etham Tablet

Do consult your doctor before taking ethambutol if you have any eye problems such as cataracts (disturbed vision due to clouding of eye lenses) , recurrent inflammatory conditions of the eye, optic neuritis (inflammation of nerve fibers that transmit visual information from your eye to the brain), and diabetic retinopathy (a complication of eye due to diabetes). Ethambutol can cause serious eye damage. Regular eye checkups are recommended while on treatment with ethambutol. Do consult your doctor before taking ethambutol:
  • If you have kidney problems.
  • If you have liver problems.
  • If you have gout (pain, swelling, redness and stiffness in joints due to accumulation of uric acid).
Ethambutol is not recommended for use in children aged below 3 years. Do consult your doctor before taking ethambutol if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Do consult your doctor before taking ethambutol if you are breastfeeding. Do not stop taking ethambutol without consulting your doctor. If you forget to take a dose of ethambutol, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Etham 800mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etham 800mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Etham 800mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human s
tudies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Etham 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.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Etham 800mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etham 800mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
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Liver
CAUTION
Etham 800mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etham 800mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Nocidos 500mg Tablet, Sobinate 500mg Tablet, Sodarise 500mg Tablet, Sodarise 1000mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ethambutol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Etham 800mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Ethambutol

Optic neuritis (inflammation of nerve fibers that transmit visual information from your eye to the brain) is one of the side effects of Etham which causes several forms of eye defect. Although these conditions are reversible upon discontinuation of the drug, rare cases of irreversible blindness have also been reported. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms: decreased clearness of vision, loss of vision, disturbed vision due to blind spots, color blindness, visual field defect and eye pain
Yes. Increase in blood levels of uric acid is a side effect of Etham. It increases the retention of uric acid in the body by decreasing the excretion of urates (uric acid) by the kidneys
Etham is an antibiotic effective against tuberculosis causing bacteria. It suppresses the growth of the bacteria by interfering with the formation of the outer protective covering (cell wall) of the bacteria, thereby weakening the bacteria
Etham toxicity involves toxic effects on the eyes (optic neuritis/optic neuropathy) which are related to the dose and duration of Etham treatment. It causes optic neuritis (inflammation of nerve fibers in the eye) by interfering with important cellular activities (mitochondrial toxicity) in the nerve cells and inducing nerve damage (neuropathy) thereby affecting the transmission of visual information from the eye to brain. The symptoms of Etham induced optic neuritis include: decreased clearness of vision, loss of vision, disturbed vision due to blind spots, color blindness, visual field defect and eye pain
Etham is an antibiotic effective against tuberculosis causing bacteria. It is used in the prevention, treatment and second time treatment of tuberculosis (a serious infection caused by bacteria that affects the lungs and in certain cases other parts of the body)
Etham is both a bacteriostatic and a bactericidal antibiotic. It suppresses the growth of bacteria (bacteriostatic) by interfering with the formation of the outer protective covering (cell wall) of the bacteria, thereby weakening it and causing cell death in certain cases (bactericidal)
Liver toxicities are among the known side effects of Etham. Inflammation of liver (hepatitis), abnormal liver function causing yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), abnormal liver function tests (blood tests to assess health of liver) and very rarely liver failure have been noted in patients receiving multi drug (including Etham) treatment for tuberculosis. Please contact your doctor before taking Etham if you have any liver problems
In most cases Etham toxicities are related to dose (depends upon the quantity of Etham you take) and duration of treatment and are reversible upon discontinuation. However, serious irreversible damage to eye and liver has been reported in rare cases
Etham is an antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Do not confuse it with chemotherapy or chemo drugs used for the treatment of cancer
Etham is effective against most tuberculosis causing bacteria belonging to Mycobacterium family (M. tuberculosis, M. avium complex, M. kansasii, M. marinum).
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