Rifamycin - Topical

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Rifamycin is used to treat skin infections.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Rifamycin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Spray gently into the affected areas. Avoid application of this medicine to the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes such as the inside of your nose.

Rifamycin must be used regularly for the entire duration of treatment for it to be effective. Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor. Complete the entire course of medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

Do not use more than what is instructed by your doctor to make up for the missed dose.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Rifamycin.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have liver disease.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not apply Rifamycin to large areas of your skin, and near the insides of the ear.

Avoid use for more than 1 week. Prolonged use of this medicine is not advisable. Use only as instructed by your doctor.
What side effects could I experience?
Rifamycin may cause reddish discolouration of body tissues or fluids (e.g. skin, teeth, tongue, urine, stool, saliva, sweat, tears).

This discolouration of tears may permanently stain soft contact lenses. It is recommended not to wear soft contact lenses while using this medicine. This medicine may also stain dentures.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines used in organ transplant or certain immune disorders e.g. ciclosporin
  • birth control pills
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Rifamycin should be stored in tight containers, away from moisture and light.

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Do not store in a freezer.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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