Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Ethambutol purchase.

Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Ethambutol before taking it.


What is Ethambutol

Ethambutol hydrochloride is an oral chemothera-peutic agent which is specifically effective against actively growing microorganisms of the genus Mycobacterium, including M. tuberculosis. It is a white, crystalline powder. Freely soluble in water; soluble in alcohol and in methanol; slightly soluble in ether and in chloroform. It has the chemical formula of: (+)-2,2’(Ethylenediimino)-di-1-butanol dihydrochloride.
Ethambutol Hydrochloride Tablets are indicated for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. It should not be used as the sole antituberculous drug, but should be used in conjunction with at least one other antituberculous drug. Selection of the companion drug should be based on clinical experience, considerations of comparative safety and appropriate in vitro susceptibility studies.
In patients who have not received previous antituberculous therapy, i.e., initial treatment, the most frequently used regimens have been the following:
Ethambutol plus isoniazid
Ethambutol plus isoniazid plus streptomycin.
In patients who have received previous antituberculous therapy, mycobacterial resistance to other drugs used in initial therapy is frequent.
Consequently, in such retreatment patients, Ethambutol should be combined with at least one of the second line drugs not previously administered to the patient and to which bacterial susceptibility has been indicated by appropriate in vitro studies. Antituberculous drugs used with Ethambutol have included cycloserine, ethionamide, pyrazinamide, viomycin, and other drugs. Isoniazid, aminosalicylic acid, and streptomycin have also been used in multiple drug regimens. Alternating drug regimens have also been utilized.
Ethambutol is a Antibiotic usually used to treat infections. Some of the most prescribed drugs in this class include: Rifampin (generic); Isoniazid (generic); Ethambutol (generic).

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Ethambutol medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
100 mg100 $65.00
400 mg360 $129.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
400 mg120 $82.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
400 mg100 $75.76Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
400 mg120 $82.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
800 mg10 Tablet$0.69
Osobutol 400 mg Tablet $0.04
Osobutol 800 mg Tablet $0.07
800 mg10 Tablet$0.60
Abitol 4mg Tablet $0.02
ABITOL 4 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.15
ABITOL SYRUP 1 bottle(s) (100 ML syrup each) $0.30
Abitol 600 mg Tablet $0.04
Abitol 800 mg Tablet $0.06
Abitol 1000 mg Tablet $0.07
Abitol 2mg Syrup $0.90
ABITOL 2 MG SYRUP 1 bottle(s) (200 ML syrup each) $0.90
Abitol 2mg/5ml Syrup $0.99


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Ethambutol - Frequently asked Questions

Can Ethambutol be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Can Ethambutol be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Ethambutol be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.



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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology