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Mycobutol 800 mg contains the active ingredient Ethambutol, which belongs to a group of medicines known as antituberculosis medications and is used for treating and preventing Tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that majorly affects the lungs. Ethambutol is an antibiotic medicine that treats only bacterial infections. It is ineffective against viral infections such as the common cold flu). Using an antibiotic medication when it is not required can cause it to not work for future infections.
The dosage varies from one person to another depending on your age, how much you weigh, and whether it is being used to treat and prevent Tuberculosis. Patients suffering from kidney diseases may require blood tests, so their healthcare professionals can sometimes reduce the dose. The medicine is available as a tablet that should be taken once a day. Swallow the pill with a glass of water; avoid chewing or crushing the tablets. Please ask your healthcare provider if you are unsure how to take this medication.
Do not take Mycobutol 800 mg tablets if you have sight problems. Avoid taking the tablet if you are allergic to Ethambutol or any other ingredients in the medicine.
You should have your vision checked before taking these tablets. If you experience changes to your vision while taking these tablets, you should discontinue treatment and notify your healthcare provider immediately. In most cases, many vision changes will return to normal within a few weeks/months after stopping the medicine; however, rarely, it may take longer for vision to recover, or the changes may become permanent.
You should not take Mycobutol at the same time as antacid medicine (used to treat indigestion and heartburn), which may make Ethambutol tablets less effective.
Please let your healthcare provider know if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medications without a prescription.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are planning to have a baby, ask your health care professional for advice before taking this antibiotic medicine.
Mycobutol 800 mg occasionally causes eye problems and may present signs and symptoms that affect the ability to drive a vehicle or use machinery. After taking this medicine, you should not drive or use machines until you know how Mycobutol affects you.
If the following occurs, discontinue treatment and talk to your healthcare provider.
– Severe allergic reactions such as troubled breathing, agitation, flushed appearance, and irregular heartbeat may occur.
– Eye problems such as color blindness, vision loss, eye pain, or visual acuity.
Other possible side effects include high uric acid levels in the bloodstream and minor allergies (such as itching, rashes, and hives).