Directions for Use
MYAMBUTOL should be taken once a day with or without food, as directed by the doctor
Active Ingredient: This mentioned medication contains the main active component Ethambutol. This is an antibiotic that prevents the growth of the tuberculosis bacteria in the body. Myambutol is used to treat tuberculosis (TB), and is usually given together with at least one other tuberculosis medicine.
Indications: This drug is used with other medications to treat tuberculosis (TB). It is an antibiotic and works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. Myambutol will not work for viral infections such as common cold, flu.
Action Mechanism: Ethambutol composed medicine is an antibiotic and works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Dosages: This antibiotic medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: It shall be consumed orally with or without food, usually once a day or as directed by the doctor
- 400 mg: It is advisable to take once a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 600 mg: This medicine shall be taken exactly as directed by the doctor
- 800 mg: This tablet is to take n once a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This medication shall not be consumed if you have an eye problem or vision disorder.
What is Myambutol?
Myambutol is an antibiotic that prevents growth of the tuberculous bacteria in the body.
What is Myambutol used for?
Myambutol is used to treat tuberculosis (TB), and is usually given together with at least one other tuberculosis medicine.
How to consume Myambutol?
Tell your doctor if you have ever used tuberculosis medicine before. Your dose may be different if you have been treated for tuberculosis in the past. You may take Myambutol with or without food. Myambutol may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.
What to avoid while taking Myambutol?
Avoid taking an antacid containing aluminum hydroxide (Alternagel, Maalox, Mi-Acid, Mylanta, Rulox) within 4 hours after you take Myambutol. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb this medicine.
What other drugs will affect Myambutol?
Other drugs that might interact with ethambutol, includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.