Natricin Forte

Natricin Forte

rifampicin

Manufacturer:

Natrapharm

Distributor:

Natrapharm
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Rifampicin
Indications/Uses
All forms of TB, leprosy, infections due to susceptible microorganisms, Neisseria meningitidis carriers.
Dosage/Direction for Use
10 mg/kg (max: 600 mg/day) or 15 mg/kg (max: 900 mg) bid-tid. Childn 10 mg/kg. Max: 600 mg/day.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Best taken 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Contraindications
Jaundice; hypersensitivity to rifampicin; 1st trimester of pregnancy; premature & newborn infant.
Special Precautions
Adverse Reactions
GIT disturbances; headache, drowsiness, dizziness, inability to concentrate, mental confusion; visual disturbances; muscular weakness, ataxia; fever; pain in the extremities; general numbness; menstrual disturbances; fatigue.
Drug Interactions
Decreases effectiveness of corticosteroids, coumarin anticoagulants, OC, digoxin, methadone & tolbutamide.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J04AB02 - rifampicin ; Belongs to the class of antibiotics. Used in the systemic treatment of tuberculosis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Natricin Forte oral susp 200 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
120 mL x 1's (P402.5/bottle)
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