Content Details
Written By
PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated on:
09 Jun 2019 | 12:19 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Ethimax 250 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Ethimax Tablet

Ethimax Tablet side effects

Common
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastric irritation
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Sleepiness

How to use Ethimax 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. Ethimax 250 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ethimax Tablet works

Ethimax 250 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Ethimax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ethimax 250 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Ethimax 250 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Ethimax 250 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as drowsiness or a headache, that can impair your ability to drive.
Kidney
Ethimax 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ethimax 250 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Ethimax 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ethimax 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ethimax 250 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Ethimax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ethimax 250 mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Ethimax 250 mg Tablet
₹11.93/Tablet
Ethide Tablet
Lupin Ltd
₹16.54/Tablet
39% costlier
Ethomid Tablet
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹15.16/Tablet
27% costlier
Myobid 250 Tablet
Panacea Biotec Ltd
₹16.04/Tablet
34% costlier
Ethio 250mg Tablet
Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹16.5/Tablet
38% costlier
Thiomid E 250mg Tablet
United Biotech Pvt Ltd
₹12.65/Tablet
6% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Ethimax 250 mg Tablet is effective at treating tuberculosis when taken together with other antibacterial drugs.
  • It has to be taken for several months in order for it work properly (usually 6 months).
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It can lower your blood sugar. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar regularly.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function, vision and thyroid function while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Do not stop taking Ethimax 250 mg Tablet even if you start to feel better. Stopping early can  can result in treatment failure and in the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This can be life-threatening and lead to other serious health risks.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ethimax

arrow
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
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Ethimax 250 mg Tablet?

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Ethimax? What is it used for?

Ethimax is an antibiotic. It is used as a second-line medicine in combination with other anti-tuberculosis medicines for the treatment of all forms of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Q. Why is Ethimax called a second line drug?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a difficult infection to treat and when it is detected for the first time, first-line drugs are used. Generally, the appropriate use of first-line drugs (e.g. isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, and streptomycin) can effectively cure TB. But, if the patient does not respond to first-line medicines, then second-line medicines (e.g. Ethimax, kanamycin, ciprofloxacin, etc.) are used. Second-line medicines have more side effects and are the second choice in terms of effectiveness.

Q. Are there any precautions that I should take while taking Ethimax so that I respond to the treatment?

It is very important that you take the medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe at least two more medicines to be taken with Ethimax. Take all the prescribed medicines as per the instructions and do not miss or stop the treatment on your own. Missing doses and stopping the treatment without consulting the doctor are the major causes of treatment failure and drug resistance (not responding to the medication).

Q. For how long do I need to take Ethimax?

Your doctor will decide the duration of your treatment depending upon your response to the treatment. The doctor will observe your maximum improvement by evaluating you clinically as well as your blood tests.

Q. Why has my doctor asked me to get blood tests done regularly?

The blood tests are done to check if your liver is functioning properly or not, since Ethimax may affect your liver. Ethimax can also alter your blood glucose levels and thyroid hormone levels. Therefore, monitoring is required.

Q. What are the symptoms which are suggestive of liver toxicity caused by Ethimax?

If you develop symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eye white), dark urine, discolored stools, pain and tenderness in the upper right abdomen, inform your doctor immediately. These could be the signs of liver toxicity.

Q. Is it necessary to take pyridoxine with Ethimax?

Pyridoxine is vitamin B6 that helps to prevent nerve damage, which may occur with the use of Ethimax. The symptoms of nerve damage are numbness, tingling, or pain in your hands or feet.

Q. My friend is taking Ethimax and other medicines for TB. I have noticed that sometimes she acts very aggressively. Is it because of the disease or the treatment?

These changes could be due to Ethimax or other medicines that she is taking for TB. Ethimax may cause depression, confusion, aggression, abnormal thinking, and even hallucinations. You should speak to her family or doctor and help her out.

Related Products

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
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: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1561-562.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 513-14.
  3. Drugs.com. Ethionamide. [Accessed 01 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-S198. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
335 KM. MILESTONE, NATIONAL HIGHWAY NO.1, P.O.BOX 25, PHILLAUR , (PUNJAB) INDIA-144 410
NOT FOR SALE
We do not facilitate sale of this product at present

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
+91
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are 100% genuine and all labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mg
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are 100% genuine.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.