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Combutol 800mg Tablet
Combutol 800mg Tablet

Combutol 800mg Tablet

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Combutol 800 MG Description

Combutol is an antibiotic that is used in the treatment as well as prevention of Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects the lungs caused by a bacteria, namely Mycobacterium

tuberculosis. Combutol just works on bacterial infections and not for viral infections. Tuberculosis can be potentially dangerous and can also spread to the brain and spine. Combutol has Ethambutol hydrochloride as an active agent. It is commonly used in addition to other antitubercular drugs for treating Tuberculosis. It works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria responsible for the disease. It is prescribed as a long term medication and must be taken daily.


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ContainsEthambutol(800.0 Mg)
Side effectsNausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Stomach ache, Loss of appetite, Joint pain
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Uses of Combutol 800 MG

  • Specifically given to patients with Tuberculosis.

Contraindications of Combutol 800 MG

  • Combutol 800 is contraindicated in cases with
  • -Visual problems like optic neuritis
  • -Allergy to drug

Side effects of Combutol 800 MG

  • Common Side Effects
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach ache
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rare Side effects
  • Visual disturbances
  • Colour Blindness
  • Worsening of cough
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Hallucinations
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Signs of allergy-like rash, itching, swelling of face or tongue
  • In case of these side effects, report to the doctor immediately.

Precautions and Warnings of Combutol 800 MG



Can I take Combutol 800 during pregnancy?
Combutol 800 is not recommended in pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. However, inform your doctor about pregnancy. Your doctor will take all the things into consideration and will advise the best for you.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Combutol 800 while breastfeeding?
It has to be taken with caution when one is breastfeeding. Inform the doctor if you are lactating. He will advise the best according to the specific situation. He can either ask you to stop feeding and switch to formula milk for a few days or can give you an alternative medicine if required.


Can I drive if I have taken the Combutol 800?
Combutol 800 typically does not affect the ability to drive. However, if you have any symptoms like visual disturbances, nausea or discomfort, avoid driving to ensure safety.


Can I consume alcohol with Combutol 800?
Alcohol should be avoided while taking Combutol 800. It can increase the possibility of side effects and can also cause damage to the liver.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Combutol 800 should not be taken by patients with any kind of visual, liver, or kidney disorder, without a doctor’s supervision.
  • Be regular with the dose, Combutol 800 cannot be stopped without a doctor's recommendation.
  • Not to be taken by children under the age of 13.
  • Pregnant and lactating women should always inform the doctor about the present situation.

Mode of Action of Combutol 800 MG

How Does It Work?

Combutol 800 works on the bacteria, namely, Mycobacterium tuberculae and other bacterias as well that are responsible for the disease. Combutol specifically bacteria's growth and thus helps control th...
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Directions for Use of Combutol 800 MG

  • Combutol 800 should be taken according to the recommendation of a doctor. It is usually taken as a long term medicine in combination with other medicines.
  • It can be taken with or without food. However, try to take it preferably with food to avoid any stomach problems. Try to maintain a schedule and have the medicine at the same time every day.
  • You can feel better while taking the medicine during the treatment. Do not stop taking the dose without consulting your doctor.
  • The tablet has to be swallowed whole orally with a glass of water. The tablet should not be chewed, crushed or broken.
  • In case of a missed dose, take the tablet as soon as you remember the skipped dose. But if it is almost time for another one, consider sticking to the schedule.

Interactions of Combutol 800 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Always inform your doctor about all the medicines you are currently consuming, including any supplements being taken. Combutol can interact with drugs like-
  • Antacid- Antacids containing aluminium hydroxide makes the absorption of Combutol harder. Try to avoid any antacid for 4 hrs after taking medicine.
  • Cholera vaccine- If you take Combutol, it is advisable to wait for the vaccine.
  • Atorvastatin
  • Isoniazid
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any drug, vaccine or any kind of supplement. Even if it is herbal or ayurvedic or any other category.

Interactions with food items

  • Interaction with alcohol
  • Avoid taking alcohol while taking Combutol 800
  • Higher risk of liver disease in chronic alcoholics

Storage and disposal of Combutol 800 MG

Store the medicine at room temperature away from any source of direct heat. Try to avoid keeping the medicine in direct sunlight. The medicine does not need to be refrigerated. Keep it away from the...
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Dosage of Combutol 800 MG


Do not take medicine more than the advised dosage. In case of an allergic reaction like swelling of the face or tongue, rush to the hospital. Overdose can exhibit severe side effects. Seek immediate...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose, try to take the tablet as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time of the next dose, do not take the double dose. Try to stick to the previous schedule. Consider setting the...
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Content Details


Dr. Suneet Monga

BDS, MDS (Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry) MMCDSR


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop taking Combutol 800 if I feel better?

A: No, it is a long term course and cannot be stopped without a doctor’s recommendation. Stopping the medicine without a doctor’s advice can lead to reinfection as well as forming resistance to the medicine.

Q: Is Combutol 800 habit forming?

A: No, Combutol 800 is not habit forming. But at the same time it is really important to stick to the dose and take the medicine regularly.

Q: Are there any special dietary instructions that I should follow while taking Combutol 800?

A: No, there are no special instructions to be followed. Try to maintain a healthy diet including a lot of fresh fruits, pulses,vegetables, eggs and fish
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Last Updated on: 21 Jan 2022 | 11:35 AM (IST)
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