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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Rimactane (Overview)

Rimactane 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. Oscar Novick
30 doctors shared insights

Rimactane (Overview)

Rimactane 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Tarrand
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Rifampin (Definition)

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