Rifagen

Rifagen

rifampicin

Manufacturer:

General Drugs House

Distributor:

General Drugs House
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Rifampicin
Indications/Uses
TB.
Dosage/Direction for Use
600 mg daily.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Best taken 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Jaundice.
Special Precautions
Alcoholics. Impaired liver function. First 3 mth of pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
GI effects, abnormal liver function, jaundice, febrile reaction w/ flu-like symptoms. Alteration in kidney function & renal failure (due to hypersensitivity). Skin reactions, eosinophilia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, purpura, hemolysis, shock. Red colouring of urine, sputum, tears, staining of soft contact lens.
Drug Interactions
Decreases effectiveness of corticosteroids, coumarin anticoagulants, digitoxin, methadone, OC, tolbutamide.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J04AB02 - rifampicin ; Belongs to the class of antibiotics. Used in the systemic treatment of tuberculosis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Rifagen cap 300 mg
Packing/Price
100's;5 × 3's
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