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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibacterial drug, C10H24N2O2, used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

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  • n. A bacteriostatic antimycobacterial drug prescribed to treat tuberculosis.


eth(ylene) + am(ine) + but(an)ol.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • WHO is presently in discussions with pharmaceutical companies about improving the fixed dose formulations of childhood TB drugs, including, notably, ethambutol, which is currently not available in a child-friendly form.


  • “A combination of isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, streptomycin and ethambutol,” Packard told him.


  • In the trials, Moxifloxacin will be substituted for either ethambutol or isoniazid, two drugs used in the current treatment that was developed more than 40 years ago.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These include isoniazid or INH, PAS, streptomycin, and ethambutol.


  • The most common anti-TB drugs are isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, streptomycin and ethambutol.

    Chapter 5

  • The medicines usually given to treat TB include ethambutol, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, rifampicin, streptomycin, and thiacetazone.

    Chapter 30

  • Then give isoniazid with ethambutol, streptomycin, or possibly thiacetazone for 6 months.

    Chapter 31

  • Otherwise, give isoniazid and either ethambutol, rifampin, or thiacetazone for 18 months.

    Chapter 31

  • If rifampin is not available or is too expensive, give isoniazid, ethambutol, and streptomycin for 2 months, or until a test shows the sputum is negative.

    Chapter 31

  • Some medicines for tuberculosis are expensive (rifampin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol) if you buy them in a pharmacy.

    Chapter 31


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