Definitions for "Ethambutol"
an oral drug used in combination with other agents to treat tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease. Side effects may include nausea, headache, visual disturbances and joint pain.
Indications: Treatment of MAC infection in combination with other agents; treatment of TB in combination with other agents. Contraindications: Known hypersensitivity, history of optic neuritis. Dosage: 25 mg/kg/day po for one to two months, followed by 15 mg/kg/day. Toxicity: Optic neuritis, rash, gastrointestinal intolerance, hepatotoxicity. Pregnancy category C; teratogenic in animals.
a drug used to treat TB disease. May cause vision problems. Ethambutol should not be given to children who are too young to be monitored for changes in vision.