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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ethambutol?

(e THAM byoo tole)

• This medicine is used to treat tuberculosis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have any eye problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Change in vision can rarely occur. Vision usually returns to normal when medicine is stopped.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your...