Doctors advise against using myambutol if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like cataracts, recurrent eye inflammation, or eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)
if you have kidney or liver problems.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
Myambutol may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using myambutol. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
Doctors may prescribe certain laboratory tests like to determine how you have responded to treatment and to gauge the severity of the side effects of myambutol. Please Keep all lab appointments and do not miss any tests.
Please inform your lab technician or surgeon that you are taking myambutol before you undergo any emergency surgical procedure including dental operations.
Being an antibiotic myambutol cannot be used for treating viral infections common cold and flu. So, you must avoid contact with people who have viral infections.
Some patients using antibiotics have reported extreme stomach cramps which are followed by bloody or tarry stools. If you notice this, then contact your physician immediately.
Constant usage of myambutol has led to a re-infection which is more severe than the first. Hence, doctors will constantly monitor your condition closely while using myambutol.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using myambutol to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using myambutol as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Do NOT use Myambutol if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Myambutol
you have inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis), you cannot determine if you are having vision changes, or you are unable to report vision changes to your doctor or health care provider
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Myambutol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have gouty arthritis or are having a gout attack
if you have cataracts, recurrent eye inflammation, or eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)
if you have kidney or liver problems
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Myambutol . However, no specific interactions with Myambutol are known at this time.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include appetite loss; disorientation; dizziness; general body discomfort; headache; nausea; stomach upset or pain; vomiting.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.