Rifamate (Oral)


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Rifamate (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Rifamate (Oral)

Rifamate (Oral) Medication Classification

RIFAMPIN/ISONIAZID (By mouth)

Rifamate (Oral) Brandname

Rifamate

Rifamate (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Isoniazid (eye-soe-NYE-a-zid), Rifampin (RIF-am-pin) Treats tuberculosis (TB).

When To Not Use Rifamate (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to rifampin or isoniazid. Avoid using this medicine if you have liver disease.

How Should You Use Rifamate (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Rifampin/isoniazid should be taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
  • It is important to take this medicine on a regular schedule. Keep taking it even if you are feeling better. Your doctor will tell you when you can stop taking it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Rifamate (Oral) Storage

Store Rifamate (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Rifamate (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Rifamate (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Rifampin interacts with many other medicines. Make sure your doctor knows all of the medicines that you are taking before taking rifampin. The doses of the other medicines may have to be changed while you are taking rifampin.
  • Some types of fish and cheese may cause reactions such as flushing, chills, headache, slow or pounding heartbeat, and nausea and vomiting.
  • Birth control pills may not work if you take them with this medicine. A different kind of birth control should be used; check with your doctor.

Rifamate (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Be sure to see your doctor regularly while you are taking this medicine. Reschedule any appointments you miss.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.
  • Your urine, stool, saliva (spit), sweat, and tears may turn a red-orange color when you take this medicine.
  • Soft contact lenses may be permanently stained by rifampin. You may not want to wear them while taking this medicine.

Rifamate (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Nausea and vomiting with extreme tiredness
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Hives or severe skin rash
  • Fever
  • Numbness, pain, or tingling in arms or legs
  • Unsteadiness or weakness
  • Blurred vision or eye pain
  • Bloody or very dark urine
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset or cramping
  • Loss of appetite

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