Rifam

Rifam

rifampicin

Manufacturer:

Siam Bheasach

Distributor:

Siam Pharmaceutical
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Rifampicin
Indications/Uses
All forms of TB & gonorrhoea, resp tract, skin & soft tissue, biliary tract & UTI.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Gonorrhea 900 mg as a single dose. TB 450-600 mg as a single daily dose.
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. 1st trimester 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 anticoagulant, 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
Rifam cap 300 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
Form
Rifam FC tab 450 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
Form
Rifam FC tab 600 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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