ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

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ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


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ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Ethionamide (e-thye-on-AM-ide) Treats tuberculosis (TB).

When To Not Use ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ethionamide or if you have liver disease.

How Should You Use ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • Take this medicine on a regular schedule. Try not to miss any doses.
  • You may take this medicine with food to help avoid an upset stomach. If the medicine does upset your stomach, it may help to take it at bedtime.
  • Keep taking the medicine for as long as your doctor has ordered, even if you are feeling better. If you stop the medicine too soon, your infection may not completely go away.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking cycloserine (Seromycin®).

ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before taking ethionamide if you have diabetes.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness. If it does, avoid driving or using machinery.
  • Your doctor may also want you to take vitamin B-6 while you are taking ethionamide. This may help prevent some of the side effects caused by ethionamide.

ETHIONAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Changes in your eyesight such as blurred vision, color blindness, or trouble seeing
  • Eye pain
  • Numbness, burning, tingling, or pain in your hands or feet
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Changes in personality such as confusion or aggression
  • Yellowing of your skin or eyes
  • Dark-colored urine
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in taste
  • Dizziness
  • Swollen breasts (in men)
  • Feeling tired or depressed

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