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Ethambutol

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Ethambutol

  • Background
  1. Drug resistance emerges rapidly
    1. Must be used with other antituberculous drugs
  • Indications
  1. Multi-drug Tuberculosis Treatment regimen
  • Dosing
  1. Adult: 15-25 mg/kg PO
  2. Pediatric: 15-25mg/kg PO
  • Monitoring
  1. Baseline
    1. Serum Creatinine
    2. Visual acquity
    3. Color perception
  2. Periodic re-testing
    1. Visual acquity
    2. Color perception