Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol
Information about Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol
Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol Uses
Rifampicin+Isoniazid+Ethambutol is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
How Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol works
Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol is a combination of three medicines: Rifampicin, isoniazid and ethambutol, which treats tuberculosis. Rifampicin works by inactivating a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce, while isoniazid prevents these bacteria from forming their own protective covering. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol, on the other hand works by slowing the growth of these bacteria.
Common side effects of Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol
Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Fever, Dark colored urine, Sweating, Increased sputum production, Salivation, Watery eyes, Increased liver enzymes, Jaundice, Visual impairment, Increased uric acid level in blood, Gout, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
Available Medicine for Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol
Akt 3Lupin Ltd
Rhe-FDMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹25 to ₹912 variant(s)
R-Cinex ELupin Ltd
Mycocox ECadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Rhe-KitMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Trac 3Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Monto 3Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Scc 3 LWManeesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹18 to ₹532 variant(s)
Scc 3Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹22 to ₹822 variant(s)
Expert advice for Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol
- It is best to take the medicine on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.
- Finish the prescribed course of medicine, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
- It can make birth control pills less effective so ask the doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide).
- It can cause temporary discoloration of your teeth, sweat, urine, saliva, and tears (red, orange, or brown color). This side effect is usually not harmful.