Monobutol 800 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Monobutol Tablet

Monobutol 800 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Monobutol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Visual impairment
  • Color blindness

How to use Monobutol 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. Monobutol 800 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Monobutol Tablet works

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

Monobutol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Monobutol 800 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
SAFE
Monobutol 800 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Monobutol 800 mg 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
Monobutol 800 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monobutol 800 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Monobutol 800 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Monobutol 800 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Monobutol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Monobutol 800 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

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Monobutol 800 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience vision changes or eye pain, swelling of face, rashes, breathing difficulty, numbness, headache, fever or chills.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Monobutol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
MINOR
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
MINOR

FAQs

Q. Does Monobutol cause blindness?
Optic neuritis (inflammation of nerve fibers that transmit visual information from your eye to the brain) is one of the side effects of Monobutol 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
Q. Does Monobutol induce hyperuricemia/how does Monobutol induce hyperuricemia?
Yes. Increase in blood levels of uric acid is a side effect of Monobutol. It increases the retention of uric acid in the body by decreasing the excretion of urates (uric acid) by the kidneys
Q. How does Monobutol work in the body?
Monobutol 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
Q. What is Monobutol toxicity/How does Monobutol cause optic neuritis/how does Monobutol affect vision?
Monobutol toxicity involves toxic effects on the eyes (optic neuritis/optic neuropathy) which are related to the dose and duration of Monobutol 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 Monobutol 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
Q. What does Monobutol treat?
Monobutol 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)
Q. Is Monobutol bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Monobutol 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)
Q. Is Monobutol hepatotoxic?
Liver toxicities are among the known side effects of Monobutol. 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 Monobutol) treatment for tuberculosis. Please contact your doctor before taking Monobutol if you have any liver problems
Q. Is Monobutol toxicity reversible?
In most cases Monobutol toxicities are related to dose (depends upon the quantity of Monobutol 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
Q. Is Monobutol chemotherapy?
Monobutol is an antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Do not confuse it with chemotherapy or chemo drugs used for the treatment of cancer
Q. Monobutol is effective against?
Monobutol is effective against most tuberculosis causing bacteria belonging to Mycobacterium family (M. tuberculosis, M. avium complex, M. kansasii, M. marinum).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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