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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Rifadin/ rifampin: Rifampin is an antibiotic that is used in tuberculosis, Meningococcal meningitis, and some staph infections. It causes urine to turn orange red.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Orange urine: Rifampin is generally well tolerated with <5% of individuals having rash and gastrointestinal side effects. It can cause liver test abnormalities in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Rifampin: Rifadin (rifampin).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Because of the risk of liver toxicity/hepatitis while taking Rifampin it would be best to avoid all alcohol.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No, amoxicillin is amoxicillin. Rifampin is rifampin. They are not combined in any formulation that I am aware of.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Coleman
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maybe a week: The question is why are you on rifampin? The drug is eliminated relatively quickly (half of it gone every 5-6 hours), so should be gone in a few days ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
TB RX RIFAMPIN: Resistance with Rifampin develops rapidly so it is not used alone.It is bactericidal and used in multidrug regimens for ptb.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Stop unprotected sex: That means stopping "unprotected" activities, by using other protection. One can consider an IUD or condoms. That can also mean stopping "sex", which ... Read More
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