Lambutol

Lambutol

ethambutol

Manufacturer:

Atlantic Lab

Distributor:

Atlantic Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ethambutol HCl
Indications/Uses
Pulmonary TB.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initial treatment: 15 mg/kg body wt/day. Re-treatment: 25 mg/kg body wt/day combined w/ other anti-TB drug for 2 mth. Then decrease to 15 mg/kg body wt/day.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Optic neuritis.
Special Precautions
Severe renal impairment; gout, reduced visual acuity. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Retrobulbar neuritis w/ reduced visual acuity, central scotoma, green-red colour blindness. Allergic rashes. GI disturbances. Rarely, jaundice & peripheral neuritis. CNS effects. Hyperuricaemia.
Drug Interactions
May reduce efficacy of uricosurics, especially in the presence of INH & pyridoxine. Al-containing antacids.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J04AK02 - ethambutol ; Belongs to the class of other drugs used in the systemic treatment of tuberculosis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Lambutol tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 50's
Form
Lambutol tab 400 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 50's
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