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Why is Rifadin prescribed?
Rifadin, with the generic name Rifampicin, is used along with other medications to treat bacterial infections like tuberculosis (an infection of the lungs that cause symptoms like, persistent cough, weight loss, and night sweats). It is also used to prevent meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitides, throat or nasal infection. It is also used to prevent the spread of the bacteria; however, it cannot be used to treat an active meningitis infection.
What does it do?
Rifampicin is classified under anti-mycobacterial antibiotics, which halts the growth of bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and meningitis (Neisseria meningitides), to eliminate the infection, provide relief of symptoms, and prevent its spread.
How should I use it?
Rifadin is currently available as 150mg and 300mg capsules taken whole (not split, chewed, or crushed) by mouth with food. This medication is usually taken for several months, do not discontinue taking this medication unless told otherwise by your doctor.
The dosage strength and frequency depend on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Rifadin?
Inform your doctor if you are using soft contact lenses. Rifadin can cause permanent discoloration of contact lenses if they are worn while taking this medication.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Discuss your current and previous medical history and any allergic reactions to Rifadin, or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Rifadin, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Temporary yellow, red-orange, or brown discoloration of skin, teeth, saliva, urine, stools, sweat, and tears
- Behavioral changes
- Muscle weakness
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in bowel movement
- Changes in vision
- Serious side effects may include:
- Itching, hives, or rash
- Swelling on any part of the face
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Fever during treatment
- Blood in stools
- Flu-like symptoms
- Unusual bleeding
- Easy bruising
- Yellowing of skin and eyes
- Loss of appetite
- Darkening of urine
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Rifadin with any of the following medications:
- Vitamin D2
- Vitamin D3
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Keep Rifadin in its original packaging in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Rifampicin is not recommended for use in pregnant women, women trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding, and should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risks associated with the use of this medication. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Rifadin in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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