Ethomid Tablet

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Ethomid Information

Ethomid is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Tuberculosis.

The right dosage of Ethomid depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Ethomid side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Ethomid go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Ethomid's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Ethomid has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Ethomid related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Ethomid since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Ethomid contraindications section.

Additionally, Ethomid may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Ethomid is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Ethomid Benefits & Uses

Ethomid is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ethomid 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: gradually increase dose upto 1000 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: gradually increase dose upto 1000 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: gradually increase dose upto 1000 mg/day
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Ethomid Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ethomid safe for pregnant women?


    Ethomid can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Ethomid right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Ethomid safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Ethomid. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Ethomid on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Ethomid on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ethomid on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Ethomid. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Ethomid on the Heart?


    You can take Ethomid without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Ethomid with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Ethomid Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Ethomid

  • Is this Ethomid habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Ethomid has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Ethomid does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Ethomid should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Ethomid for mental disorders.

    No

Ethomid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ethomid


    It is safe to take Ethomid with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ethomid


    Consumption of alcohol and Ethomid together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Trecator (ethionamide tablets)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 771

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