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Rifampin Drug Information
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Rifampin is used to prevent and treat tuberculosis and other bacterial infections. Rifampin belongs to a class of drugs known as rifamycin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. 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
Take Rifampin by mouth at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal as directed by your doctor, usually 1 or 2 times daily. Take Rifampin with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. 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 applesauce or jelly. Eat the entire mixture right away. Do not prepare a supply for future use. If you are using the liquid form of Rifampin, shake the bottle well before each use. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. It is very important to keep using Rifampin (and other medications used to treat tuberculosis) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses. For the best effect, use this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, use Rifampin at the same time(s) every day. Continue to use Rifampin until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Before using rifampin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or other rifamycins (such as rifabutin); 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 (such as 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 well. Tell your health care professional that you are using rifampin before having any immunizations/vaccinations. 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 used 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 (such as twice weekly) and miss a dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist right away for a new dosing schedule.
See also How to Use section. 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 interacts with many medications. While you are using rifampin, it is very important to tell your doctor or pharmacist of any changes in medications that you are taking. Rifampin can speed up the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include atovaquone, certain anti-cancer drugs (such as irinotecan), certain azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), certain calcium channel blockers (such as nifedipine), certain products used to treat chronic hepatitis C (such as sofosbuvir), cobicistat, lurasidone, HIV NNRTIs (such as etravirine, nevirapine), praziquantel, HIV protease inhibitors (such as atazanavir, darunavir), 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 reliable backup 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 lab tests (such as 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 lab personnel and all your doctors know you use Rifampin.
Rifampin Side Effects
Upset stomach, heartburn, nausea, or headache may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Rifampin may cause urine, sweat, saliva, or tears to change color (yellow, orange, red, or brown). This effect is harmless and will disappear when the medication is stopped. However, teeth and contact lens staining may be permanent. Remember that Rifampin has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Rifampin do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), mental/mood changes (such as confusion, unusual behavior), unusual tiredness, easy bruising/bleeding, small red spots on the skin, joint pain/swelling, new or worsening shortness of breath. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects,chest pain. Rifampin may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage,nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine. Rifampin may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition due to a bacteria called C. difficile. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped.diarrhea that doesn't stop, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool. If you have these symptoms, do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid products because they may make symptoms worse. Rifampin may sometimes cause oral thrush or a new yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms. A very serious allergic reaction to Rifampin is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,fever that doesn't go away, new or worsening lymph node swelling, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Store the capsules at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. The liquid form may be refrigerated or stored at room temperature. Do not freeze. Discard any unused portion after 4 weeks. 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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