Rifampicin  

 

General English Name: Rifampicin | Rifampin

Brand: Rifadin®, Rimactane®, Rifinah® tablets, Rifater® tablets, Voractiv® tablets

Application: Treatment of serious infections such as tuberculosis

 

 

 

 

Rifampin Pharmaceutical Forms Rifampicin

Combined brands of rifampin Rifampicin

Rifampin Drug Information | Rifampicin

Dosage and method of administration of rifampin Rifampicin

Contraindications to rifampin Rifampicin

Rifampicin during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of rifampin on driving and working with machines

Rifampin drug interactions Rifampicin

Special warnings and precautions while taking rifampin Rifampicin

Side effects of rifampin | Rifampicin

Overdose of rifampin Rifampicin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of rifampin Rifampicin

 

 

 

 

 

Rifampin Pharmaceutical Forms Rifampicin

Capsules, tablets, syrups and solution for injection

 

Combined brands of rifampin Rifampicin

Rifinah® tablets: isoniazid and rifampicin | Rifampin

Rifater® tablets: isoniazid, rifampicin (rifampin) and pyrazinamide

Voractiv® tablets: ethambutol, isoniazid, rifampicin (rifampin) and pyrazinami

 

Rifampin Drug Information | Rifampicin

Rifampicin, or rifampin, is an antibiotic prescribed to treat a variety of serious infections such as tuberculosis, meningitis, and Haemophilus influenzae. This antibiotic is often prescribed as a treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs but can affect other parts of the body as well. This infection can be treated with a 6-month course of medication. Several drugs must be used to treat tuberculosis. Rifampin is just one of these drugs.

Rifampicin is usually given as a combination of two, three, or four pills. Above, we introduced these hybrid brands of Rifampicin (Rifinah, Rifater, Voractiv) to you. These brands are called Rifater (pyrosinamide, isoniazid with rifampin) and Voractive (isoniazid with rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol). Each of these brands may be prescribed at different stages of the disease. The use of combination drugs reduces the frequency of drug use.

 

Dosage and method of administration of rifampin Rifampicin

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of rifampicin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

If your doctor prescribes rifampin syrup for your child, read the instructions to give the right amount of medicine to your child.

You should take rifampin for a full period, even if your symptoms go away after a while.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to rifampin Rifampicin

Note the expiration date of rifampicin and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give rifampin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with rifampicin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Rifampicin during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of rifampin on driving and working with machines

Pyrazinamide can make you dizzy and tired, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Rifampin drug interactions Rifampicin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

 Special warnings and precautions while taking rifampin Rifampicin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have jaundice or whiteness of your eyes.
  • If you have porphyria blood disease.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of rifampin | Rifampicin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Feeling nauseous or sick (vomiting), indigestion: Eat simple foods.

Headache

Diarrhea

Flu-like symptoms; Shortness of breath, skin rash, itching, dizziness and fatigue: See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.

Important Note: You should talk to a doctor if you feel very sick or tired or have yellow or white eyes. These side effects are rare but serious and you should tell your doctor as soon as possible.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of rifampicin.

 

Overdose of rifampin Rifampicin (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of rifampin Rifampicin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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