What is Myambutol?
Myambutol is an antibiotic that prevents growth of the tuberculous bacteria in the body.
What is Myambutol used for?
Myambutol is used to treat tuberculosis (TB), and is usually given together with at least one other tuberculosis medicine.
How to consume Myambutol?
Tell your doctor if you have ever used tuberculosis medicine before. Your dose may be different if you have been treated for tuberculosis in the past. You may take Myambutol with or without food. Myambutol may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.
What to avoid while taking Myambutol?
Avoid taking an antacid containing aluminum hydroxide (Alternagel, Maalox, Mi-Acid, Mylanta, Rulox) within 4 hours after you take Myambutol. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb this medicine.
What other drugs will affect Myambutol?
Other drugs that might interact with ethambutol, includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.