Tuberculosis, reinfection tuberculosis

Active Ingredient: Ethambutol

Indication for Ethambutol

Population group: only children (1 year - 12 years old) , adolescents (12 years - 18 years old)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

15-25 mg/kg once daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

15 - 25 mg per kg of body weight

Dosage regimen

From 15 To 25 mg per kg of body weight once every day

Loading dose

25 mg per kg of body weight

Maintenance dose

15 mg per kg of body weight

Detailed description

For the first 60 days of treatment, a single daily dose of 25 mg/kg body weight. Thereafter the dosage should be reduced to 15 mg/kg body weight; concomitant drugs being maintained at their usual recommended dosage levels.

Active ingredient


Ethambutol is bacteriostatic. It is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosi and M.bovis with an MIC of 0.5–8ยตg per ml. The exact mechanism of action is unknown. While it has activity against some atypical mycobacteria including M.Kansasii, activity against other micro-organisms has not yet been reported.

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