RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

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does rifampin alter drug tests

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RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

RIFAMPIN (Injection)

RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Rifadin IV

RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Rifampin (RIF-am-pin) Treats tuberculosis (TB) and other types of infections.

When To Not Use RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had a previous allergic reaction to rifampin.

How Should You Use RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
  • An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, then return to your usual schedule.
  • If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

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 you take rifampin. The doses of the other medicines may have to be changed while you are taking rifampin.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease before you take this medicine.
  • 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.

RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Soft contact lenses may be permanently stained red-orange by rifampin. You may not want to wear them while taking this medicine.
  • Be sure to see your doctor regularly while you are taking this medicine. Reschedule any appointments you miss.
  • Your urine, stool, saliva (spit), sweat, and tears may turn a red-orange color; this is normal.

RIFAMPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

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

  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Bloody or very dark urine
  • Fever
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Hives, sores on the skin or in the mouth
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset or cramping
  • Loss of appetite

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