RifampinGeneric Alternative to Rifadin
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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Rifampin Drug Information
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Rifampin is a rifamycin antibiotic used to prevent and treat tuberculosis and other infections. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
How to Use Rifampin
Rifampin is best taken on an empty stomach with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals; or take as directed by your doctor. If you have nausea, do not take antacids with rifampin since it will lessen the effectiveness of Rifampin. However, if you need to take antacids, wait at least 1 hour after taking Rifampin. If you are unable to swallow the capsules, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents onto a spoonful of cool, soft applesauce or jelly. Eat the entire mixture right away. Do not prepare a supply for future use. If you have a liquid form, shake the bottle well before each dose. Use a medication-measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Rifampin is frequently used in combination with other antibiotics to prevent or treat certain kinds of infections (e.g., latent/active tuberculosis, meningococcal disease). Your dose/schedule/treatment length will vary, depending on what you are treated for. For the best effect, take Rifampin at evenly spaced times, or exactly as directed. To help you remember, take Rifampin at the same time(s) every day. Continue to take Rifampin until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Before taking rifampin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Rifampin may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Rifampin, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,diabetes, liver problems (e.g., hepatitis), HIV infection, history of alcohol use/abuse. Alcohol may increase the risk of liver disease. Avoid alcoholic beverages while using Rifampin. Rifampin may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using Rifampin unless your doctor tells you to. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Rifampin should be used only when clearly needed. When Rifampin is taken during the last few weeks of pregnancy, the risk of bleeding in both mother and infant may be increased. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any bleeding in your newborn. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Rifampin passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Rifampin, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up. If you are taking Rifampin on a longer schedule (e.g., twice weekly) and miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Rifampin can speed up the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include aprepitant, digoxin, praziquantel, ranolazine, sulfasalazine, tacrolimus, theophylline, certain anti-infectives (including chloramphenicol, clarithromycin, dapsone, doxycycline, linezolid, telithromycin, zidovudine, quinolones such as ciprofloxacin), antiarrhythmics (such as disopyramide, mexiletine, quinidine), certain antimalarial drugs (such as atovaquone, quinine), anti-seizure drugs (such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, lamotrigine), azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole), benzodiazepines (such as midazolam), "blood thinners" (such as warfarin), calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem, nimodipine, verapamil), certain anti-cancer drugs (such as imatinib, irinotecan), certain oral drugs for diabetes (such as repaglinide), certain hormone replacement drugs (including estrogens such as conjugated estrogen, progestins such as medroxyprogesterone), certain drugs for mental/mood disorders (including clozapine, haloperidol, tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline), opioid pain relievers (such as methadone), HIV NNRTIs (such as delavirdine, etravirine, nevirapine), HIV protease inhibitors (such as atazanavir, ritonavir, saquinavir), certain drugs for sleep (such as ramelteon, eszopiclone, zopiclone), among others. Rifampin may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using Rifampin. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well. Rifampin may interfere with certain laboratory tests (urine screening for opiates, blood serum folate/vitamin B12), possibly causing false test results. Rifampin may also make it harder for your body to get rid of certain chemicals used in gallbladder tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Rifampin.
Rifampin Side Effects
What are Rifampin side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Rifampin may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Rifampin as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Rifampin
The side effects of Rifampin may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Rifampin. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Rifampin may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Rifampin, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Rifampin.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Rifampin, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Rifampin and the side effects associated with Rifampin are described in the following:
Common Rifampin Side Effects
- saliva discoloration
- discoloration of sweat
- sputum discoloration
- discolored feces
- abdominal pain with cramps
Less Frequent Rifampin Side Effects
- skin rash
- allergic dermatitis
- pruritus of skin
Rare or Very Rare Rifampin Side Effects
- dental discoloration
- interstitial nephritis
- Clostridioides difficile infection
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- erythema multiforme
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- renal tubular necrosis
- disseminated intravascular coagulation
- DRESS syndrome
- bronchospastic pulmonary disease
- hepatocellular damage
- acquired hemolytic anemia
- drug-induced psychosis
- adrenal cortical insufficiency
- acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
- vitamin K deficiency induced hypoprothrombinemia
- neutropenic disorder
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- increased risk of bleeding due to coagulation disorder
- tear discoloration
- flu-like symptoms
- urine discoloration
- headache disorder
- concentration difficulty
- acute confusion
- behavioral disorders
- muscle weakness
- visual changes
- menstrual disorder
- sore throat
- sore tongue
- facial edema
- peripheral edema
Store the capsules at room temperature away from light and moisture. The liquid form may be stored at room temperature or refrigerated for up to 4 weeks. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Rifampin when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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