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MYAMBUTOL TABLETS 100MG

Active substance(s): ETHAMBUTOL HYDROCHLORIDE / ETHAMBUTOL HYDROCHLORIDE

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Ethambutol Tablets 100mg also
contain E104. To be taken by mouth.
Use as directed by your doctor.

Ethambutol
Each tablet contains 100mg
Ethambutol Hydrochloride BP

EXP:

D.O.M.:

B/N:

Tablets 100mg
56 tablets

Keep out of the sight and reach
of children.
Store at room temperature
(15-30ºC) in the original pack.
MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Linthwaite, Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
*Trademark

POM
PIP 107 5951

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Ethambutol 100mg Tablets
Ethambutol Hydrochloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It
may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side-effects get serious, or if you notice any side-effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

treatment or subsequent treatment of tuberculosis is 25mg per kg of
BODY WEIGHT PER DAY FOR THE FIRST  DAYS REDUCING TO MG PER KG OF
body weight per day for as long as the doctor considers necessary.
If you take more Ethambutol Tablets than you should
)F YOU HAVE TAKEN AN OVERDOSE OF %THAMBUTOL 4ABLETS THAT IS MORE THAN
THE DOCTOR HAS TOLD YOU TO GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY EITHER BY
calling your doctor or going to the nearest hospital casualty department.
Remember to take the labelled medicine bottle with you, whether there
are any Ethambutol Tablets left or not.
If you forget to take Ethambutol tablets
If you forget to take a tablet you should take it as soon as you remember.

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In this leaflet:
1. What Ethambutol Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Ethambutol Tablets
3. How to take Ethambutol Tablets
4. Possible side-effects
5. How to store Ethambutol Tablets
6. Further information
1. WHAT ETHAMBUTOL TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Ethambutol Tablets. Ethambutol belongs to
a group called antituberculosis drugs and is used for the treatment and
prevention of tuberculosis, an infectious disease mainly affecting the lungs.

However, if this is within 2 hours of your next dose you should skip the
missed tablet and carry on taking the rest of your tablets as usual.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS
Like all medicines, ethambutol can cause side-effects although not
everybody gets them.
If you get any of the following symptoms, tell your doctor immediately:
3EVERE ALLERGIC REACTION EG DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING FLUSHED APPEARANCE
AGITATION OR AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT  If this occurs, stop taking this
medicine and contact your doctor immediately.
%YE PROBLEMS EG COLOUR BLINDNESS LOSS OF VISION OR VISUAL ACUITY 

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ETHAMBUTOL TABLETS
Do not take Ethambutol Tablets:
s IF YOU HAVE SIGHT PROBLEMS
s IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC HYPERSENSITIVE TO ETHAMBUTOL HYDROCHLORIDE OR ANY OF
THE OTHER INGREDIENTS OF THIS MEDICINE LISTED UNDER SECTION 
Problems with your sight
You should have your eyesight checked before taking these tablets,
and if you notice any changes to your vision whilst taking these tablets,
you should stop taking them and notify your doctor immediately. In the
majority of cases, any changes to vision will return to normal within a
few weeks/months after stopping treatment however, in rare cases, it

If you notice any changes or problems with your sight, contact
your doctor immediately.
Other possible side effects include:
s (IGH LEVELS OF URIC ACID IN THE BLOOD HYPERURICAEMIA AND GOUT A
SYMPTOM OF THESE CONDITIONS IS JOINT INFLAMMATION s 4HROMBOCYTOPENIA
WHICH MAY RESULT IN BRUISING NOSEBLEEDS PINPOINT RED SPOTS PROLONGED
BLEEDING AFTER INJURY AND OTHER BLOOD DISORDERS SUCH AS LEUCOPENIA AND
NEUTROPENIA s -INOR ALLERGIC REACTIONS SUCH AS RASHES ITCHING AND HIVES
s -USCLE WEAKNESS AND WASTING PAIN NUMBNESS PINS AND NEEDLES
SENSATIONS s (EADACHE DIZZINESS DISORIENTATION s -ENTAL CONFUSION
HALLUCINATIONS s 'ENERALLY FEELING UNWELL FEVER s 3HORTNESS OF BREATH
CHEST PAINS s "LISTERS OR PEELING SKIN INC FOLLOWING EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT

may take longer for eyesight to recover or the changes may become
permanent.
Take special care with Ethambutol if you have a history of kidney
problems. Before treatment with Ethambutol you should have your
kidneys checked.
)F YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS SUGGESTIVE OF HEPATITIS EG ABDOMINAL PAIN
FEVER LOSS OF APPETITE OR FEEL GENERALLY UNWELL YOU MAY NEED YOUR
liver functions tested.
Taking other medicines
You should not take ethambutol tablets at the same time as antacid
MEDICINE CONTAINING ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE USED TO TREAT HEARTBURN AND

3TEVENS *OHNSON SYNDROME A WIDESPREAD RASH WITH BLISTERS AND
PEELING SKIN PARTICULARLY AROUND THE MOUTH NOSE EYES ANDOR GENITALS
s +IDNEY PROBLEMS LOWER BACK PAIN PAIN OR BURNING WHEN PASSING
URINE DIFFICULTY PASSING URINE s /THER POTENTIAL UNWANTED EFFECTS
include loss of appetite, feeling sick, being sick, stomach pain/upsets,
DIARRHOEA AND LIVER PROBLEMS WHICH MAY RESULT IN PALE STOOLS BLOOD IN
YOUR URINE OR YELLOWING OF THE SKIN ANDOR EYES 
If any of the side-effects get serious, or if you notice any side-effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

INDIGESTION AS THIS CAN MAKE ETHAMBUTOL LESS EFFECTIVE
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or
are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking
this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Ethambutol occasionally causes sight problems and may present
SYMPTOMS WHICH AFFECT THE ABILITY TO DRIVE OR USE MACHINERY EG

This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE ETHAMBUTOL TABLETS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take Ethambutol Tablets after the expiry date which is
printed on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month. Ethambutol Tablets should be kept in the original package,
IN A SAFE DRY PLACE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE BETWEEN  TO ª# 

NUMBNESS OR PARAESTHESIA ABNORMAL SENSATION LIKE PINS AND NEEDLES OF
THE FURTHEST PARTS OF YOUR BODY DISORIENTATION  !FTER TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
you should not drive or use machinery until you know how ethambutol
affects you.
Important information about the ingredients of Ethambutol Tablets.
This medicine contains sucrose and sorbitol. If you have been told by
your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicinal product.
3. HOW TO TAKE ETHAMBUTOL TABLETS
Always take Ethambutol Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you to.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Return any unused tablets to your pharmacist. Medicines should
not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Ethambutol Tablets contain
The active substance in Ethambutol Tablets is ethambutol hydrochloride.
/THER INGREDIENTS ARE GELATIN  BLOOM SUCROSE SORBITOL SOLUTION 
NON CRYSTALLISING  QUINOLINE YELLOW %  MAGNESIUM STEARATE STEARIC
ACID SHELLAC SOLUTION  COLORCON OPAGLOS REGULAR CONTAINING SHELLAC
POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDE INDUSTRIAL METHYLATED
SPIRITS  AND TALC

s 4HE DOSAGE OF ETHAMBUTOL VARIES FROM PERSON TO PERSON DEPENDING
on your age, how much you weigh and whether it is being used for the
TREATMENT OR FOR THE PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS s 0ATIENTS WHO HAVE
kidney problems may need blood tests so that their doctor can reduce
THE DOSE IN SOME CASES s %THAMBUTOL 4ABLETS SHOULD BE TAKEN ONCE DAILY
s 4HEY SHOULD BE SWALLOWED WHOLE WITH A DRINK OF WATER DO NOT CHEW OR
CRUSH THE TABLETS s )F YOU ARE NOT SURE HOW MANY TABLETS TO TAKE OR WHEN
to take them, ask your pharmacist.
Adults:
‹7YL]LU[PVUHUKMPYZ[[PTL[YLH[TLU[! The usual dose of ethambutol
for adults for prevention of tuberculosis or for first time treatment for

What Ethambutol Tablets look like and the contents of the pack
%THAMBUTOL 4ABLETS MG ARE SLIGHTLY MOTTLED YELLOW COATED TABLETS
Each bottle contains 56 tablets.
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4HYRL[PUN(\[OVYPZH[PVU/VSKLY!Genus Pharmaceuticals, Linthwaite,
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East Sussex BN3 3LW, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in April 2016.

tuberculosis is 15mg per kg of body weight per day.
‹:LJVUK[PTLVYZ\IZLX\LU[[YLH[TLU[!The usual dose of
ETHAMBUTOL FOR ADULTS FOR SECOND TIME OR SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT OF
TUBERCULOSIS IS MG PER KG OF BODY WEIGHT PER DAY FOR THE FIRST 
days, reducing to 15mg per kg of body weight per day for as long as
the doctor considers necessary.
Children:
‹7YL]LU[PVU! The usual dose of ethambutol for children for prevention
of tuberculosis is 15mg per kg of body weight per day.
‹-PYZ[ZLJVUK[PTLVYZ\IZLX\LU[[YLH[TLU[!The usual dose
of ethambutol for children for first time treatment, second time

Ethambutol Tablets 100mg also
contain E104. To be taken by mouth.
Use as directed by your doctor.

Ethambutol
Tablets 100mg
Each tablet contains 100mg
Ethambutol Hydrochloride BP

56 tablets

Keep out of the sight and
reach of children.
Store at room temperature
(15-30ºC) in the original pack.
MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Linthwaite, Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
*Trademark

25174502

POM

PL 17225/0004 PM/01/863

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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