Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Ethiocid Tablet

Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Ethiocid 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 Ethiocid 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. Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ethiocid Tablet works

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

Ethiocid Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ethiocid 250 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Ethiocid 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.
Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as drowsiness or a headache, that can impair your ability to drive.
Kidney
Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ethiocid 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
Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ethiocid 250 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Ethiocid Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ethiocid 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You should always take ethionamide in combination with other anti-tubercular drugs as its use alone in the treatment results in the rapid development of drug-resistant tuberculosis. 
  • Always adhere to the drug regimen for the full duration of treatment as non-adherence to prescribed treatment can result in treatment failure and in the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis, which can be life-threatening and lead to other serious health risks. 
  • Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, liver problems, or vision problems.
  • You may be monitored with blood sugar, liver function, vision and thyroid function tests while on treatment with ethionamide.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Ethionamide is not recommended in children below 12 years unless the organisms are found to be definitely resistant to primary therapy.

FAQs

Q. What is Ethiocid used for?
Ethiocid is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of active tuberculosis (infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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