Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking this medicine?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to it. Inform the doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Gouty arthritis—Ethambutol may cause or worsen the gout attacks
Kidney disease—Patients with kidney problems are more likely to have side effects
Optic neuritis (eye nerve damage)
Ethambutol may cause or worsen eye disease
Q: When and how to consume this medicine?
A: Take this medicine after having food at the same time each day along with a glass of water (preferably taken with breakfast every morning).