Ebutol

Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Ebutol Products

Ebutol Products are primarily used for

About Ebutol Products

Uses of Ebutol Products

Ethambutol is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Ebutol Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Ebutol are Visual impairment, Color blindness.

How Ebutol Products work

Ethambutol is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Patient Concerns about Ebutol Products

Frequently asked questions about Ebutol Products

Frequently asked questions about Ethambutol

Q. My child vomited after taking Ebutol. What should be done?
If your child vomited within 30 minutes of taking Ebutol, give the same dose again. If vomiting occurred 30 minutes after taking Ebutol, you need not repeat the dose. If your child vomits again after taking Ebutol, consult your doctor.
Q. For how long does Ebutol stay in your system?
Ebutol stays for about 24 hours in your system. This duration varies from person to person and maybe different for patients with kidney problems.
Q. Will Ebutol work if I have developed tuberculosis for the second time?
Yes, it will work if you had taken proper treatment and got cured when you developed tuberculosis for the first time. If you have any doubt, ask your doctor.
Q. Is it necessary to take so many TB drugs simultaneously? Is there no single medicine which can provide a cure for tuberculosis?
Yes, it is important that you take all the prescribed TB drugs together for the recommended duration, else you will not be cured. A single drug is not prescribed to treat TB because it may increase the risk of developing multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, which is very difficult to treat.
Q. What is drug resistance? Can I become resistant to Ebutol?
Sometimes it happens that bacteria gets modified in your body and stops reacting to the medicine. As a result, the medicine stops working. This is called drug resistance. Drug resistance is uncommon if Ebutol is used in combination with other TB drugs.
Q. Can Ebutol treatment be taken for more than two months?
Yes, Ebutol can be continued for more than 2 months, depending on your condition and as per your doctor’s advice. If after 2 months, your investigations show that the TB bacteria are still active, you may have to take Ebutol for 1 more month. In case you are resistant to other TB drugs, you may have to take Ebutol and other TB drugs (for which you are not drug resistant) for longer than 2 months.
Q. What are the warning signals which should prompt me to stop taking Ebutol?
You should consult your doctor and consider stopping the medicine immediately if you develop any vision problems like blurred vision, color blindness or any kidney problems like decreased amount of urine and swelling of your legs and feet. You may even develop liver troubles like nausea, vomiting and yellowish color of skin and eyes. Beware of all these symptoms and consult your doctor immediately.

Products for Ebutol

Ebutol 800mg Tablet
strip of 10 tablets
Novartis India Ltd
MRP
41
Not Available
Ebutol 400mg Tablet
strip of 10 tablets
Novartis India Ltd
MRP
20.47
Not Available

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