✅ Treats Tuberculosis
✅ Kills Bacteria
✅ Prevents Disease Spread
✅ Prescribed Antibiotic
✅ Oral Medication Option

Combutol contains Ethambutol.

Product Overview

Combutol is a medication containing the active ingredient Ethambutol HCL. It is an antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial infection primarily affecting the lungs. Combutol works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for causing TB. This medication is available in tablet form and is usually prescribed as part of a combination therapy regimen for the treatment of TB.


Combutol is primarily used for the treatment of tuberculosis, both active and latent forms of the disease. It is often prescribed in combination with other antibiotics, such as isoniazid, rifampicin, and pyrazinamide, to form a multidrug regimen for the treatment of TB infections. Combutol helps kill or suppress the growth of TB bacteria, thereby reducing the severity of symptoms, preventing the spread of the infection, and decreasing the risk of complications associated with TB.

How to Use

Combutol tablets should be taken orally with a full glass of water, either with or without food. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Do not crush or chew the tablets. If you have difficulty swallowing the tablets, you may break them into smaller pieces before swallowing. Take Combutol regularly and complete the full course of treatment as prescribed, even if your symptoms improve before the infection is fully cleared.

How it Works

Ethambutol HCL, the active ingredient in Combutol, works by disrupting the synthesis of mycobacterial cell walls, which are essential for the survival and replication of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. By inhibiting the synthesis of cell wall components, such as arabinogalactan and mycolic acids, it weakens the cell wall structure of TB bacteria, making them more susceptible to the body’s immune defenses and other antibiotics used in combination therapy.

Dosage and Administration

The recommended dosage of Combutol may vary depending on the severity of the TB infection, the patient’s weight, age, and overall health status. Typically, it is taken once daily or as directed by your doctor. Your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate dosage and duration of treatment based on your individual circumstances. It is important to take it exactly as prescribed and to complete the full course of treatment to ensure the effectiveness of therapy and prevent the development of drug-resistant TB strains.


  1. Effective treatment for tuberculosis infections.
  2. Forms part of a multidrug regimen for TB therapy.
  3. Helps reduce the severity of TB symptoms.
  4. Prevents the spread of TB bacteria to others.
  5. Decreases the risk of TB complications, such as organ damage and death.

Common Side Effects

Common side effects of Combutol may include gastrointestinal upset, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Other potential side effects include headache, dizziness, blurred vision, rash, itching, or joint pain. These side effects are usually mild and temporary, resolving with continued use or dosage adjustments. However, if you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact your doctor for further evaluation.


Before using Combutol, inform your doctor if you have a history of vision problems, kidney disease, or liver disease. Ethambutol HCL may cause vision changes, including optic neuritis, which can lead to permanent vision loss if not detected and treated promptly. Your doctor may perform regular eye exams to monitor for any signs of vision impairment during treatment with it.

Storage Information

Store Combutol tablets at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Do not use it past the expiration date printed on the packaging. Discard any unused or expired medication properly, following local regulations for pharmaceutical waste disposal.


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Additional Information


200 mg, 400 mg, 800 mg


30 Tablet/s, 60 Tablet/s, 90 Tablet/s, 180 Tablet/s


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