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See also Antibiotics (General)Ethambutol is often used along with isoniazid in the treatment of tuberculosis.
CopperZinc Ethambutol may interfere with the absorption of copper and zinc by binding to them. 1 In order to avoid deficiency, you may wish to take supplements of these essential minerals. Make sure to separate your ethambutol dose and your mineral supplements by at least 2 hours.
Solecki TJ, et al. Effect of a chelating drug on balance and tissue distribution of four essential metals. Toxicology 31(3–4): 207–216, 1984.
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- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/15/2015