Fiambutol L is an antibiotic that belongs to a class of medicines known as anti tuberculosis drugs. It is used in the treatment and prevention of tuberc... View More
Uses of Fiambutol L
Side effects of Fiambutol L
How to use Fiambutol L
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fiambutol L may be taken w... View More
How Fiambutol L works
Fiambutol L is an antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
What if you forget to take Fiambutol L?
If you miss a dose of Fiambutol L, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to yo... View More
Should be taken with food.
Oral Primary treatment of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis Adult: Initial 8 wk: 15 mg/kg/day or 30 mg/kg thrice wkly given with isoniazid, ri... View More
Tuberculosis Child: PO 15–25 mg/kg, max 2.5 g q24h For treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis: 15-25 mg/kg daily or 50 mg/kg twice wkly. For c... View More
Renal impairment: Dose adjustment may be needed as determined by blood levels of ethambutol.
Hypersensitivity; optic neuritis. Lactation.
Mode of Action
Ethambutol interferes with RNA synthesis, causing suppression of Mycobacteria multiplication. It also has bacteriostatic action against M tuberculosis b... View More
Impaired pre-treatment visual acuity, elderly, children. Perform liver, kidney and visual acuity tests regularly. Caution when assessing visual acuity i... View More
Acute gout or hyperuricemia,Abdominal pain,Anaphylaxis,Anorexia,Confusion, disorientation,Fever,Headache,LFT abnormalities,Malaise,Nausea Optic neuriti... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: B Lactation: enters breast milk; use with caution (AAP Committee states "compatible with nursing")
Delayed or reduced absorption w/ Al hydroxide.