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Ethambutol Brand names, Ethambutol Analogs

Ethambutol Brand Names Mixture

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Ethambutol Chemical_Formula


Ethambutol RX_link

Ethambutol fda sheet

Ethambutol FDA

Ethambutol msds (material safety sheet)

Ethambutol MSDS

Ethambutol Synthesis Reference

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Ethambutol Molecular Weight

204.31 g/mol

Ethambutol Melting Point

88 oC

Ethambutol H2O Solubility

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Ethambutol State


Ethambutol LogP


Ethambutol Dosage Forms

Tablet (100, 400 mg)

Ethambutol Indication

For use, as an adjunct, in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Ethambutol Pharmacology

Ethambutol is an oral chemotherapeutic agent which is specifically effective against actively growing microorganisms of the genus Mycobacterium, including M. tuberculosis. Ethambutol inhibits RNA synthesis and decreases tubercle bacilli replication. Nearly all strains of M. tuberculosis and M. kansasii as well as a number of strains of MAC are sensitive to ethambutol.

Ethambutol Absorption

About 75% to 80% of an orally administered dose of ethambutol is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.

Ethambutol side effects and Toxicity

The most commonly recognized toxic effect of ethambutol is optic neuropathy, which generally is considered uncommon and reversible in medical literature. Other side effects that have been observed are pruritus, joint pain, gastrointestinal upset, abdominal pain, malaise, headache, dizziness, mental confusion, disorientation, and possible hallucinations.

Ethambutol Patient Information

Ethambutol Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals