Ethide (Ethionamide IP)
What is Ethide (Ethionamide IP) used for?
Ethide (Ethionamide IP) is an antibiotic which is used to treat tuberculosis (TB). It works by preventing bacteria from growing. However, this drug is not effective in treating viral infections.
How should I use Ethide (Ethionamide IP)?
Ethide (Ethionamide IP) should be taken once per day, or as directed by your physician. The exact dosage required may vary for each patient, so it is important to only take the amount prescribed to you by your physician. Your physician may tell you to take pyridoxine (vitamin B6) while you are taking this drug so as to prevent nerve problems. It is also important to continue taking this medication until you have completed the entire prescribed amount.
What are the side effects of Ethide (Ethionamide IP)?
Patients taking Ethide (Ethionamide IP) may notice side effects:
You should immediately consult your physician if you notice any other more serious side effects.
This medication may harm an unborn baby and is not recommended for use during pregnancy. You should discuss the use of reliable contraception with your physician before taking this medicatin.
Breastfeeding is not advised while taking this medication unless your physician has said that it is safe.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ethide (Ethionamide IP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.