PRECAUTIONS: Before taking ethionamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), eye problems (such as optic neuritis, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy).Alcohol may increase the risk of liver disease or mental/mood changes. Avoid alcoholic beverages while using this medication.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).If you have diabetes, this product may make it harder to control your blood sugar levels (cause low blood sugar). Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you have symptoms of low blood sugar, such as shakiness, unusual hunger, or unusual sweating. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details.It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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