Myambutol is used to cure TB infections of the lung. It works by stopping the growth of TB cells. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The best way to take Myambutol is as directed by your doctor. However, avoid taking antacids that contain aluminum hydroxide for at least 3 to 4 hours after taking the drug. You may take it with or without food.
If you miss a dose of Myambutol then take it as soon as you remember. But adjust the remaining doses in the day by spacing them out 5 to 6 hours apart.
Store it at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture. Keep it out of the reach of children.
As with most other medications, a Myambutol overdose is dangerous. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Myambutol may cause drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Myambutol. Do not combine with alcohol as it may enhance the above mentioned reactions.
Do NOT use Myambutol if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Myambutol
you have inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis), you cannot determine if you are having vision changes, or you are unable to report vision changes to your doctor or health care provider
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Myambutol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have gouty arthritis or are having a gout attack
if you have cataracts, recurrent eye inflammation, or eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)
if you have kidney or liver problems
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Myambutol . However, no specific interactions with Myambutol are known at this time.
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Appetite loss; disorientation; dizziness; general body discomfort; headache; nausea; stomach upset or pain; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain or tightness; confusion; dark urine; easy bruising or bleeding; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; joint pain, swelling, or severe tenderness; lower back pain; numbness or tingling of the hands, legs, or feet; severe stomach pain; swollen glands in the neck or armpit; vision loss or other vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
If you have any questions about Myambutol , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Myambutol is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.