Ethambutol

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Contents

Introduction

Clinical Use

Indications

Administration

Oral

Clinical Issues

  • Test visual acuity and warn patients to report visual changes

Contra-indications

Cautions and Interactions

  • Renal impairment

Side effects

Special advice

Monitoring of blood levels generally recommended

  • Peak 2-6mg/l (7-22 µmol/l) at 2 to 2.5 hours after dose
  • Trough < 1mg/l (4 µmol/l)

Pharmacology

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