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Description medications: Ethionamide (Ethionamidum)

Ethionamide (Ethionamidum).

A thioamide -etilizonikotinovoy acid or 2-ethyl-4-thiocarbamoyl-4-pyridine.

Synonyms: Tionid, Trekator, Amidazin, Athioniamid, Ethionamide, Ethioniamide , Etionizina, Iridozin, 1314 TN, Nizotin, Rigenicid, Thianid, Thionid , Trecator, Trescatyl and others.

Ethionamide is thioamide isonicotinic acid. The structure and antibacterial properties similar to isoniazid, but is less active at the same time acts on isoniazid-resistant strains of mycobacteria.

Previously regarded as anti-TB drug II series. At present, more commonly used analog thereof protionamid (cm.).

Assign inside and candlelight. Adults are inside of 0.25 g three times a day; good tolerability - 0.25 g 4 times a day; with poor tolerance, patients over 60 years and with a body weight less than 50 kg - 0.25 g 2 times a day.

The drug is taken after a meal.

The daily dose for children - a rate of 0.01 - 0.02 g / kg, but not more than 0.75 g per day.

Ethionamide can be combined with the main anti-TB drugs, if they are retained sensitivity of mycobacteria, as well as with cycloserine and pyrazinamide.

Ethionamide is also used to treat leprosy.

When receiving ethionamide dyspepsia can be observed: appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss. There are also skin rashes such as urticaria or exfoliative dermatitis. Occasionally there is insomnia, depression.

To eliminate the side effects of prescribed nicotinamide 0.1 g of 2 - 3 times a day.

Pyridoxine may also be used (1 - 2 ml of 5% solution) intramuscularly. Patients with low acidity of gastric juice while taking ethionamide, you should take hydrochloric acid (hydrochloric acid) or diluted zheludochyy juice, and elevated acidity - antacids.

Ethionamide should be used with caution in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

Product: tablets, coated tablets, 0.25 grams in a package of 50 pieces.

Storage: List B. In dry, dark place at a temperature no higher than + 20 ° C