Ethambutol



- Discussion:
    - most indicated for the treatment of INH resistant tuberculosis;
    - 15 to 25 mg/kg/day to a maximum dose of 1.2 gms per day;
    - medication is continued for 2-3 months;
    - aluminum will decrease absorption;

- Complications:
    - retrobulbar neuritis, blurred vision, red-green color blindness



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:23 pm