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Ethambutol

 
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    Ethambutol

  • Mechanism of Action

  • Believed to inhibit the incorporation of mycolic acids into the mycobacterial cell wall.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Tuberculosis
  • Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
  • Contraindications
  • Past optic neuritis
  • Inability to report visual symptoms (e.g. young age)
  • Adverse Effects
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Peripheral neuropathy
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