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Ethambutol and Isoniazid

    DAE Class; Rx

    Common Brand Names; WILBUTOL-H, MYAMBUTOL-INH

    • Tuberculosis

    Ethambutol and Isoniazid Tablet is used for Tuberculosis and other conditions. Ethambutol and Isoniazid Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide

    Ethambutol and Isoniazid Tablet works by inhibiting the growth of bacterial cell wall; suppressing the growth of tuberculosis causing bacteria

    • Tuberculosis
    • Blurred vision
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Anaphylactic reaction
    • Dermatitis
    • Pruritus
    • Joint pain
    • Anorexia
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Gastrointestinal upset
    • Abdominal pain
    • Fever
    • Malaise
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Mental confusion
    • Toxic psychosis
    • Weakness
    • High blood sugar levels
    • Deficiency of niacin
    • Anaemia
    • Liver problems
    • Discomfort in the upper part of abdomen
    • Abnormal brain function due to drug toxicity
    • Abnormal blood counts
    • Breast enlargement in men
    • Nerve problems in eyes
    • Constipation
    • Hypersensitivity reactions
    • Fits
    • Memory problems
    • Dry mouth
    • Numbness
    • Avoid interaction with other medications
    • Children
    • Consult a doctor if you have cataracts, recurrent eye inflammation, inflammation of nerve fibers of eye or diabetic retinopathy
    • Do not double the dose
    • Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose
    • Do not give to a child younger than 13 years old
    • Do not use this medicaiton for longer than told
    • Elderly patients
    • Have age above 35 years
    • Impaired pre-treatment visual acuity

    Adults: Prophylaxis and treatment, 15 mg/kg ethambutol plus 300 mg isoniazid in a single daily dose. Re-treatment, see literature. 

    Children: Not recommended.

    Ethambutol and Isoniazid


    • Ethambutol (HCl) 300 mg, Isoniazid 100 mg
    • Ethambutol (HCl) 400 mg, Isoniazid 150 mg