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Ethionamide CAS:536-33-4

Ethionamide is an antibiotic medication used primarily in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). It belongs to the class of drugs known as second-line anti-TB medications and works by inhibiting the growth of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Ethionamide is often prescribed in combination with other antibiotics to effectively treat drug-resistant strains of TB. It is available in tablet form for oral administration.

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Ethionamide is a crucial component in the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), two forms of TB that are resistant to standard first-line medications. This antibiotic is typically used as part of a comprehensive treatment regimen consisting of multiple drugs to combat active TB infections caused by drug-resistant strains. Ethionamide functions by disrupting the synthesis of mycolic acids within the bacterial cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, thereby impeding bacterial growth and replication. It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and complete the full course of treatment to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes and prevent the development of further drug resistance. Common side effects of ethionamide may include gastrointestinal issues like nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, as well as neurological symptoms such as peripheral neuropathy. Regular monitoring by healthcare providers is necessary to assess treatment efficacy and manage any adverse reactions promptly. Patients should adhere strictly to their treatment regimen and follow-up appointments to monitor progress and ensure successful recovery from TB infection. Ethionamide plays a vital role in combating drug-resistant tuberculosis and underscores the importance of a multidrug approach in addressing the global burden of this infectious disease.

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Composition C8H10N2S
Assay 99%
Appearance white powder
CAS No.  536-33-4
Packing Small and bulk
Shelf Life 2 years
Storage Store in cool and dry area
Certification ISO.


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