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Is Ethambutol Contraindicated In Hiv

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...treat HIV or HIV-relatedconditions. The most familiar are the HIV drugs commonly called the"d-drugs:" d4T (Zerit) ddC (Hivid) ddI (Videx) Other neurotoxic drugs include: INH (isonizaid) Myambutol (ethambutol) Flagyl (metronidazole) Hydoxyurea How Do You Know if You Have PN? Early signs of PN include: Tingling Pins and needles Numbness Feet feeling like they are asleep ...
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D/C MAC prophylaxis?

Dr. Holodniy, On 11/22/09 I asked:44 yo M diagnosed with HIV/AIDS on 5/4/09. (Last test 6 yr ago negative.) 5/4/09 CD4=40 (lower limit of normal =688), CD4%=6, PCP and MAC). Started on truvada 300/200, reyataz 300, norvir 100, ethambutol 800,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...adequate)and you have sufficiently recovered your CD4 count, it would not be unreasonable to stop all 3 MAC meds, or at least the ethambutol to determine whether it is the culprit of your neuropathy. Read more »

Mom has MAC -Biaxin,Mycobutin,Ethambutol used- cause vision problems?

My Mom is 96 years old and is being treated for MAC due to lower resistance from weak immune system. She is on Biaxin,Ethambutol and Mycobutin. She currently com-plained of lower vision. Are any of these drugs resposi- ble? (She has been on the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Ethambutol can cause significant eye problems-she needs to see be seen by her doctor and consider an ophthamology consultation quickly= Read more »

mycobacterium avium complex

I'm a healthy woman in my 60's. Iwas diagnosed with MAC about a year and a half ago. I was prescribe a cocktail o ethambutol, rifampin and biaxin. I was allergic to the first two.I have been taking Ketek 400mg 2 tablets once daily and avelox 400 mg...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...usually it is spread throughout the body, rather than being isolated to the lungs. I will say that it is unusal to be allergic to ethambutol and rifampin so, I wonder what your allergy was. Also, why are you not on clarithromycin - the best... Read more »

Help with HIV Med advice

My cousin is currently taking trizivir, sulfa-trimethoprim, biaxin, ethambutol, itraconazole, isoniazid, rifampin, pyridodine and vitamin B6. It's making him sick which should he stop taking for HIV? He's not rich, can't afford to pay for expensive...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Those needed to treat the HIV4. Those needed for other reasonsLet's start with number 1. Here is seems to be that the biaxin, ethambutol, isoniazid, rifampin and pyridodine are needed to treat something. The combination of biaxin and ethambutol... Read more »
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Shorter Duration of TB-Prevention Therapy Including Ethambutol May Be Effective, Study Suggests

...need to give to prevent TB in a TB-endemic country. In our study, we looked at a six-month regimen, where we gave two drugs -- ethambutol [EH] and isoniazid [INH] -- daily. The other regimen was three years of isoniazid daily, in lieu of a... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...that MAC treatment includes: clarithromycin (Biaxin; 500mg twice a day) or azithromycin (Zithromax; 500-600mg/day) PLUS ethambutol (Myambutol; 15mg/kg/day) PLUS one or more of rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane),... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...healthy immune system will control MAC, but people with weakened immune systems can develop MAC disease. Up to 50% of people with AIDS may develop MAC, especially if their CD4 cell count is below 50. MAC almost never causes disease in people with... Read more »
The Well Project


...usual regimen is: Isoniazid Rifampin (also known as rifampicin, Rifadin, or Rimactane) Pyrazinamide Either Myambutol (ethambutol) or streptomycin These four drugs are taken daily for two months. (You can take tests to see how the drugs... Read more »
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