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Ethambutol (Myambutol) Summary

Description: An antitubercular agent that inhibits the transfer of mycolic acids into the cell wall of the tubercle bacillus. It may also inhibit the synthesis of spermidine in mycobacteria. The action is usually bactericidal, and the drug can penetrate human cell membranes to exert its lethal effect. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1992, p863)

Also Known As: Myambutol; AHP Brand of Ethambutol Hydrochloride; Dexambutol; EMB-Fatol; EMB-Hefa Show All >>

Networked: 1449 relevant articles (64 outcomes, 99 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Ethambutol is Relevant

  1. Infection : 19 outcomes 8 studies in 132 results
  2. Tuberculosis (Tuberculoses) : 17 outcomes 35 studies in 584 results
  3. Pulmonary Tuberculosis : 8 outcomes 20 studies in 324 results
  4. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 34 results
  5. Bacteremia : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 17 results
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Drugs Related to Ethambutol

  1. Rifampin (Rifampicin)
  2. Isoniazid (Ftivazide)
  3. Pyrazinamide
  4. Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
  5. Streptomycin (Streptomycin Sulfate)
  6. Rifabutin (Ansamycin)
  7. Clofazimine (Lamprene)
  8. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin)
  9. Azithromycin (Zithromax)
  10. sparfloxacin (AT 4140)
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Therapies Related to Ethambutol

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Retreatment
  3. Combination Drug Therapy (Combination Chemotherapy)
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  5. Debridement
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