EMB-Fatol

EMB-Fatol

ethambutol

Manufacturer:

Riemser

Distributor:

Mekim
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ethambutol HCl
Indications/Uses
Treatment of TB.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 15-25 mg/kg daily. Patient who previously received antimycobacterial therapy Initially 25 mg/kg daily for 60 days, thereafter reduced to 15 mg/kg daily. Max: 25 mg/kg/day.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Prior damage to optic nerve. Childn <13 yr.
Special Precautions
May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Hyperuricaemia, overt gout, renal impairment & excretory disorders. Chronic alcoholics treated w/ disulfiram. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Visual disorders, fever, skin reactions, GI disturbances, sensory loss w/ numbness especially in the legs, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia. Rarely, lichenoid eruptions or Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Drug Interactions
Antagonised by spermine, spermidine & Mg. Absorption reduced by Al hydroxide & antacids.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J04AK02 - ethambutol ; Belongs to the class of other drugs used in the systemic treatment of tuberculosis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
EMB-Fatol film-coated tab 100 mg
Packing/Price
20 × 25's
Form
EMB-Fatol film-coated tab 400 mg
Packing/Price
50 × 10's
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