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Dr. Jeffrey Tarrand
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Rifampin (Overview)

Rifampin is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What should I expect from rifampin?

What should I expect from rifampin?

Orange urine: Rifampin is generally well tolerated with <5% of individuals having rash and gastrointestinal side effects. It can cause liver test abnormalities in 10-15% of individuals who take it for a long time. Liver tests should be monitored by a doctor. Rifampin can interact with many other medications in potentially harmful ways. It will also turn all of your body fluids orange colored. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Tarrand
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Rifampin (Overview)

Rifampin is a antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Mai lung disease is treated with ethambutal, azithromycin, rifampin. Can treatment stop after one year? The patient (87 years) cannot produce sputum.

Mai lung disease is treated with ethambutal, azithromycin, rifampin. Can treatment stop after one year? The patient (87 years) cannot produce sputum.

Not always: Most docs recommend treatment for at least one year after sputum cultures are negative. He may need a lung aspirate culture to confirm its negative if he can't produce sputum. This definitely requires consultation with the prescribing doc. ...Read more

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M 20 yr female TB lymphadenitis. Prescribed R-cinex:Rifampin 450mg & isoniazid 300mg & pyzina 1000mg. Ethambutol not prescribed is my treatment correct?

M 20 yr female TB lymphadenitis. Prescribed R-cinex:Rifampin 450mg & isoniazid 300mg & pyzina 1000mg. Ethambutol not prescribed is my treatment correct?

TB treatment: We usually use Ethambutol as part of this regimen in case the TB is resistant to either Rifampin or isoniazid. If your doctor already knows which drugs the big is susceptible to, or if resistance rates are very low in your area, leave out the Ethambutol may be the correct treatment. You should discuss this issue with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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If rifampin (for mai) is causing resistance to prednisone (for abpa), how long after stopping rifampin should it take for the prednisone to work?

If rifampin (for mai) is causing resistance to prednisone (for abpa), how long after stopping rifampin should it take for the prednisone to work?

See pulmonologist.: Anyone with your two diseases and medications should be under the care of a pulmonologist. They should be able to help you manage your medication. ...Read more

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Is isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampin safe in pregnancy?

Is isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampin safe in pregnancy?

Some risk: Isoniazid/pyrazinamide/rifampin are usually used in combination to treat tuberculosis. While tuberculosis is uncommon in pregnancy, these drugs may be appropriate to use for a pregnant women with confirmed tuberculosis. Breast feeding should not be done while taking these medications. ...Read more

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Can I have anyalcohol at all while taking rifampin?

Can I have anyalcohol at all while taking rifampin?

No: Because of the risk of liver toxicity/hepatitis while taking Rifampin it would be best to avoid all alcohol. ...Read more

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What are side effects of "rifampin"?

What are side effects of "rifampin"?

Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes esp. With high doses. Nausia and vomitting are common. Rifampin will color the urine, tears feces and sometimes sweat an orange color. It can permanently stain soft contact lenses. ...Read more

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What does rifadin (rifampin) do?

What does rifadin (rifampin) do?

Rifadin/ rifampin: Rifampin is an antibiotic that is used in tuberculosis, Meningococcal meningitis, and some staph infections. It causes urine to turn orange red. ...Read more

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What should I expect from rifampin?

Orange urine: Rifampin is generally well tolerated with <5% of individuals having rash and gastrointestinal side effects. It can cause liver test abnormalities in 10-15% of individuals who take it for a long time. Liver tests should be monitored by a doctor. Rifampin can interact with many other medications in potentially harmful ways. It will also turn all of your body fluids orange colored. ...Read more

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Can I have anyalcohol at all while taking rifampin?

No: Because of the risk of liver toxicity/hepatitis while taking Rifampin it would be best to avoid all alcohol. ...Read more

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What are side effects of "rifampin"?

Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes esp. With high doses. Nausia and vomitting are common. Rifampin will color the urine, tears feces and sometimes sweat an orange color. It can permanently stain soft contact lenses. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of "rifampin"?

What are the side effects of "rifampin"?

Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes esp. With high doses. Nausia and vomitting are common. Rifampin will color the urine, tears feces and sometimes sweat an orange color. It can permanently stain soft contact lenses. ...Read more

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Is it possible for amoxicillin to have rifampin?

Is it possible for amoxicillin to have rifampin?

No: No, amoxicillin is amoxicillin. Rifampin is rifampin. They are not combined in any formulation that I am aware of. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after taking rifampin to get pregnant?

How long do I have to wait after taking rifampin to get pregnant?

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 - a week to be sure. If you have tb, you need to be cured before pregnancy preferably. If you have leprosy or brucellosis, cure would be really good, too. Otherwise, the drug itself should be gone within a week. ...Read more

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What are the implications of TB being rifadin (rifampin) resistant?

What are the implications of TB being rifadin (rifampin) resistant?

TB RX RIFAMPIN: Resistance with Rifampin develops rapidly so it is not used alone. It is bactericidal and used in multidrug regimens for ptb. ...Read more

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Hi im taking rifampin for almost 3months and I need to take OC because I had unprotected sex. Which pills will work?

Hi im taking rifampin for almost 3months and I need to take OC because I had unprotected sex. Which pills will work?

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 can be simply done for 3 months (3 months is a short time). Birth control pills are less reliable (hard to say how much less) while a person takes rifampin, which may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. ...Read more

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I'm gettin a Picc Iv for the 5th time and Vancomycin 1 Gram BID. X 2 weeks for Cellulitis. Can I Take Rifampin 300 Mg With It. Or Hold on.

I'm gettin a Picc Iv for the 5th time and Vancomycin 1 Gram BID. X 2 weeks for Cellulitis. Can I Take Rifampin 300 Mg With It. Or Hold on.

Take the rifampin: Rifampin often is used along with vancomycin or other antibiotics to treat some infections, especially if caused by staph bacteria and/or in a devitalized area, e.g. poor blood flow to the infected area. If your doctor prescribed rifampin, take it as directed. An infectious diseases specialist should be involved in cases like this. If not, ask your doctor to request ID consultation. ...Read more

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Does rifampin cover sinus osteomyelitis?

Does rifampin cover sinus osteomyelitis?

No: Rifampin is sometimes used to treat staphylococcal infections but it is never used as mono-therapy, only in combination with another anti-staphylococcal antibiotic. This is because of the rapid development of resistance when it is used alone. ...Read more

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What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

What are side effects of antibiotic rifampin?

Talk to pharmacist.: Side effects of Rifampin include confusion, dizziness, abdominal pain, bruising, bleeding, hostility, palpitations, increased blood pressure, trouble breathing, dark colored urine ; light colored stools. See your pharmacist for a more complete, comprehensive overview of the posssible side effects of this and any med. ...Read more

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Tb in the lungs, what are the implications if the person is rifadin (rifampin) resistant?

Tb in the lungs, what are the implications if the person is rifadin (rifampin) resistant?

Can be treated: Drug resistant TB will require treatment with additional second line drugs, sometimes for longer than usual duration of therapy. Rifadin (rifampin) is one of the first line meds, so in cases that are resistant to it, the second line meds can still help in treating the infection. Talk to your doctor about the treatment options. ...Read more

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Who uses rifadin (rifampin) for meningitis prevention?

Who uses rifadin (rifampin) for meningitis prevention?

Exposure: Rifampin and its cogeners is used as prophylaxis for Meningococcal meningitis if one had been exposed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tuberculosis medicines such as rifampin and inh?

What are the side effects of tuberculosis medicines such as rifampin and inh?

Several: Mild-diarrhea, dizziness, gas, headache nausea, trouble sleeping. Severe-allergic reactions (hives, chest tightness, swelling of mouth, face lips, tongue);bloody urine dark, tarry, bloody stools, change in vision, joint pain, fever, chills, sore throat, loss of appetite, memory problems, tingling, numbness in hands and feet, unusual tiredness, weakness, vomiting, yellowing of skin or eye, seizures, muscle pain or weaknes. ...Read more

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I am been taking Rifampin for the past 3 weeks start notice burning and itching when I pee, is that signs effects from this medication???

I am been taking Rifampin for the past 3 weeks start notice burning and itching when I pee, is that signs effects from this medication???

Yeast infection?: Many antibiotics, including rifampin, can trigger vaginal yeast infections and your symptoms are typical. Contact the doctor who prescribed the rifampin, or your primary care provider or gynecologist. ...Read more

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If rifampin (for mai) is causing resistance to prednisone (for abpa), how long after stopping rifampin should it take for the prednisone to work?

See pulmonologist.: Anyone with your two diseases and medications should be under the care of a pulmonologist. They should be able to help you manage your medication. ...Read more

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Is isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampin safe in pregnancy?

Some risk: Isoniazid/pyrazinamide/rifampin are usually used in combination to treat tuberculosis. While tuberculosis is uncommon in pregnancy, these drugs may be appropriate to use for a pregnant women with confirmed tuberculosis. Breast feeding should not be done while taking these medications. ...Read more

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Can rifampin and birth control pills be taken at the same time?

Can rifampin and birth control pills be taken at the same time?

Sure...: But the Rifampin increases the metabolism of the bcps when taken together or separately. Need alternative birth control if taking the rifampin. ...Read more

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Can rifampin and birth control pills be taken at the same time?

Can rifampin and birth control pills be taken at the same time?

May interact: "When these 2 medicines are taken together, your body may process your birth control faster. What might happen: The effects of your birth control pills may decrease and cause breakthrough bleeding, spotting, or pregnancy. The effects of the interaction may last for several weeks after you stop taking your rifamycin medicine." REF: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-1744/rifampin-oral/details/list- ...Read more

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