Ethionamide

Ethionamide treats tuberculosis. Take Vitamin B6 with this medication.

Ethionamide Overview

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Ethionamide is a prescription medication used to treat tuberculosis. Ethionamide belongs to a group of drugs called antitubercular medications. These work by killing or stopping the growth of certain bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

This medication comes in a tablet (by mouth) form and is usually taken 1 to 4 times a day with food.

Common side effects of ethionamide include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

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Uses of Ethionamide

Ethionamide is a prescription medication used to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a disease caused by bacteria that attack the lungs.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Ethionamide Brand Names

Ethionamide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Ethionamide Drug Class

Ethionamide is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Ethionamide

Serious side effects have been reported with ethionamide. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of ethionamide include the following:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • metallic taste
  • weight loss
  • increased saliva
  • inflammation of the mouth

This is not a complete list of ethionamide side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.