Ethambutol has been detected in human breast milk.
Do not take aluminum products within 4 hours of ethambutol.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. The frequency of ocular toxicity is lower at the 15 mg kg per day dose that is recommended when ethambutol is continued after the intensive phase of therapy.
The most commonly recognized toxic effect of ethambutol is optic neuropathy, which generally is considered uncommon and reversible in medical literature. Any change may be unilateral or bilateral and hence both eyes should be tested individually. Aluminium hydroxide may impair the absorption of ethambutol.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Monitor patients closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior.
Importantly, it found that the risk increased at higher doses.
Therefore, it should be kept in mind that the dangers inherent in a suicide attempt of accidental overdosage with the drug may be increased for the patient who uses excessive amounts of alcohol.
You may not be able to tell if this drug is helping your kidney function or reducing your risk of stroke.
It is important that you take each dose of this antibiotic regularly, as prescribed by your doctor. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients, but greater sensitivity of some older individuals cannot be ruled out.
Do not double the dose to catch up.