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EC number 200-810-26
MeSH Ethambutol
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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Ethambutol (commonly abbreviated EMB or simply E) is a medication primarily used to treat tuberculosis.<ref name="pmid18242089">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> It is usually given in combination with other tuberculosis drugs, such as isoniazid, rifampicin and pyrazinamide. It may also be used to treat Mycobacterium avium complex, and Mycobacterium kansasii.<ref name=AHFS2014>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

It can cause problems with vision, liver problems and allergies among other side effects.<ref name=AHFS2014/> It is pregnancy category C in the United States due to concerns with eye issues and category A in Australia meaning that they did not find evidence of harm after being taken by many pregnant women.<ref name=AHFS2014/><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It is reasonable to use during breast feeding if required.<ref name=AHFS2014/>

It is sold under the trade names Myambutol and Servambutol. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Ethambutol sections
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