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Mycobutol 600mg Tablet

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Mycobutol 600 MG Description

Mycobutol is a prescription medication. It is used with other medications in the treatment of Tuberculosis. The active component of Mycobutol is Ethambutol. Tuberculosis is an infective condition th

at is caused by bacteria. This infection usually begins in the lungs and causes difficulty in breathing, cough, and fever. It can also affect other areas such as the bones, spine, brain, and other organs. It is important to take the treatment for tuberculosis regularly for several months as advised to ensure that the bacteria are cleared completely. Ethambutol is part of the first-line medications used to treat TB, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and isoniazid. Mycobutol should only be given in combination with other anti-tubercular medicines. The medication should be taken only after consulting a doctor in the dose and duration prescribed. It should not be abruptly started or stopped. Taking the tablet at the same time every day is advisable.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹32.75
You Save₹4.47 (12% on MRP)
ContainsEthambutol(600.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of Tuberculosis
Side effectsNausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Itching, Headache, Drowsiness, Giddiness, Fatigue, Liver Dysfunction, Peripheral Neuropathy, Optic Neuritis
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Uses of Mycobutol 600 MG

  • Treatment of Tuberculosis

Contraindications of Mycobutol 600 MG

If you’re hypersensitive to this medication or any components of this tablet. If you have an eye condition called optic neuritis. If you are a patient who cannot appreciate or report visual side effe...
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Side effects of Mycobutol 600 MG

  • Tiredness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Derangement of liver function tests
  • Retro-bulbar optic neuritis
  • Hallucinations

Precautions and Warnings of Mycobutol 600 MG



Can I take Mycobutol during pregnancy?
Ethambutol is a class C medication that is not recommended during pregnancy. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive at the time of prescription.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Mycobutol while breastfeeding?
This medication is contraindicated for use during breastfeeding. Inform your doctor about your breastfeeding status at the time of prescription.


Can I drive if I have taken Mycobutol?
Ethambutol may cause drowsiness, giddiness, and fatigue. Driving or operating heavy machinery is not recommended in case of these adverse effects while using Mycobutol.


Can I consume alcohol with Mycobutol?
Consumption of alcohol while using Mycobutol is strictly contraindicated as it may worsen the side effects and can even be life-threatening.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are taking any other medications.
  • Your condition worsens.

Mode of Action of Mycobutol 600 MG

How Does It Work?

Ethambutol is a bacteriostatic agent. This means that it slows down the division and reproduction of bacteria. It inhibits the enzymes responsible for re-building the bacterial cell wall and those inv...
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Directions for Use of Mycobutol 600 MG

  • Mycobutol should be taken for the dose and duration prescribed to ensure complete clearance of infection.
  • Taking Mycobutol at the same time every day is advisable.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • Mycobutol should be taken along with other anti-tubercular medications, as prescribed.
  • It is recommended to finish the full course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor.
  • Inform your doctor regarding other medications you may be taking to review and prevent any drug interaction associated effects.

Interactions of Mycobutol 600 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antacids reduce the amount of Ethambutol that is absorbed from the gut to the bloodstream. To avoid this, Mycobutol should be taken at least 1 hour before antacids such as pantoprazole, rabeprazole, o...
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  • Oral typhoid vaccine might be inactivated by concomitant antibiotic administration.

Interactions with food items

  • This medication is recommended to be taken with food as it may decrease gastric irritation.

Storage and disposal of Mycobutol 600 MG

Store in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medication down ...
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Dosage of Mycobutol 600 MG


The most common effect of overdose with Ethambutol is optic neuritis (a condition that affects the nerve to the eye). This can cause several visual changes such as decreased vision, blurring of vision...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of this tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose and go b...
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Content Details


Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I feel better after starting Mycobutol. Can I stop it now?

A: Ethambutol needs to be taken as prescribed for the complete duration. Stopping the tablet suddenly can result in incomplete clearance of the infection and chronic complications.

Q: Does Mycobutol affect my liver?

A: Ethambutol can cause liver cell dysfunction in some patients, presenting as fever, tiredness, decreased appetite, pain in the right upper abdomen, and sometimes even jaundice. Routine review with your doctor with liver function tests is recommended during your treatment course. Inform your doctor about any new side effects and discuss for more information.

Q: I have been taking Mycobutol as prescribed. Since I started my treatment for tuberculosis I have a lot of nausea and vomiting. Could it be because of this tablet?

A: Mycobutol can cause nausea. Consult your doctor to know the best way to manage that or any other side effects. Do not stop the tablets abruptly.
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Last Updated on: 14 Apr 2022 | 03:15 PM (IST)

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