An antituberculosis drug which acts bacteriostatically; it enters the actively growing cells of mycobacteria by inhibiting RNA synthesis, interferes with cellular metabolism, causing cessation of reproduction and death of bacteria. Active only in relation to the intensively dividing cells. Inhibits the growth and reproduction of tuberculosis mycobacterium resistant to streptomycin, isoniazid, PASK, ethionamide, kanamycin. In the conditions of monotherapy, the resistance of mycobacteria develops fast enough.
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Myambutol Product Description
Myambutol is an antituberculosis agent used for treatment of progressive tuberculosis. Myambutol is effective against pulmonary and extrapulmonary forms of multisystemic infectious disease caused by the infectious agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Myambutol is indicated in combination with other antituberculosis agents, including in cases, when other antituberculosis compounds do not provide the significant therapeutic response.
When Myambutol is used for the first-line treatment of tuberculosis, the dosage of the antituberculosis makes 15mg per kilogram of bodyweight per day. The patients with recurrent tuberculosis are recommended to take a Myambutol dose of 25mg / kg / day for 8 weeks. Then the daily dose of Myambutol should be reduced to 15mg per kg of bodyweight.
If you have not taken an assigned dosage of Myambutol, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose of the chemotherapeutic agent, do not take Myambutol. Do not make up for missed doses of Myambutol with double dosage.
Myambutol pill can be used alone, but it increases the risk of development of resistant strains of mycobacterium tuberculosis. Therefore, Myambutol is recommended to be taken with one or two antituberculosis compounds.
Chemotherapeutic agent Myambutol should be stored in a tightly closed container at controlled temperature not exceeding 30°C, and protected from exposure to moisture, bright light, and high temperature. Myambutol should be kept out of reach and sight of children.
Myambutol Safety Information
During clinical trials, Myambutol was reported to cause ocular toxicity. The risk of this effect increases in case of increased doses and/ or long-term application of Myambutol. If any insignificant visual disorders are progressing, the use of the chemotherapeutic agent should be ceased.
Information on the tuberculosis treatment, available in the review of Myambutol, is designed for informational purposes only. This information is not a replacement of medical advice from phthisiatricians, pulmonologists or other infectious disease specialists. The online pharmacy makes no warranty about any damages, which may be caused by improper use of the information on antituberculosis drug Myambutol.
Myambutol Side Effects
Most adverse effects of Myambutol are reversible in long-term treatment of tuberculosis. Common adverse effect of Myambutol is neuritis with decreased visual acuity. Other common adverse effects of Myambutol include: abdominal pain, nausea, indigestion, disorientation, lithaemia, headache, dizziness, eczema, itch, fever, lymphadenitis, arthralgia, anorexia or anaphylaxis.