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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Rofact (Overview)

Rofact 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. Arthur Balin
27 doctors shared insights

Rofact (Overview)

Rofact 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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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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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...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

Dr. Jeffrey Tarrand
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Rifampin (Definition)

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