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What is ethambutol?

Ethambutol is a drug used to treat tuberculosis. This disease is caused by bacteria that is transmitted through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Tuberculosis causes a persistent cough, fatigue, fever, and other symptoms. Ethambutol kills the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. It comes in a tablet.

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