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Ethionamide Information

Ethionamide Benefits & Uses

Ethionamide is used to treat the following -

  1. Tuberculosis Primary

Ethionamide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Ethionamide


Ethionamide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Ethionamide is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Weakness
  3. Depression दुर्लभ
  4. Weight Loss
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Peripheral Neuropathy Moderate
  8. Blurred vision
  9. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  10. Metallic taste in mouth

Ethionamide Related Warnings

Is the use of Ethionamide safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Ethionamide. If you also feel the same, then discontinue it and start only on doctor advice.


Is the use of Ethionamide safe during breastfeeding?

Ethionamide should not be taken without first taking your doctor's advice, as it may severe side effects for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Ethionamide on the Kidneys?

Ethionamide is rarely harmful for kidney.


What is the effect of Ethionamide on the Liver?

Liver can be affected by Ethionamide. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.


What is the effect of Ethionamide on the Heart?

Ethionamide is not harmful for heart.


Severe Interaction of Ethionamide with Other Drugs

Ethionamide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Ethionamide Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ethionamide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Diabetes
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Depression
  4. Thyroid

Frequently asked Questions about Ethionamide

Is this Ethionamide habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Ethionamide has not been reported.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Ethionamide since it does not cause drowsiness.


Is it safe?

" Yes, Ethionamide it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Ethionamide for mental disorders.


Ethionamide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Ethionamide

It is safe to take Ethionamide with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Ethionamide

Consuming Ethionamide with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Trecator (ethionamide tablets)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 771