Rifabutin

 

General English name: Rifabutin

Brand: Mycobutin

Application: To treat mycobacterial infections - To prevent mycobacterial infections in immunocompromised individuals

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of rifabutin

Rifabutin Drug Information

Dosage and method of administration of rifabutin

Taking rifabutin during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of rifabutin on driving and working with machines

Drug interactions of rifabutin

Special warnings and precautions while taking rifabutin

Side effects of rifabutin

Overdose of rifabutin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of rifabutin

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of rifabutin

Capsule

 

Rifabutin Drug Information

Mycobacteria are a group of bacteria that can cause serious infections. Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which affects the lungs.

Rifabutin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by mycobacteria. It is often prescribed for people with pulmonary tuberculosis. Of course, this antibiotic is prescribed along with other drugs to treat the infection. Also, if your immune system is weakened (AIDS), your doctor will prescribe rifabutin as a preventative measure to prevent Mycobacterium infection.

 

Dosage and method of administration of rifabutin

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of rifabutin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

To prevent the spread of tuberculosis infection, 2 capsules a day are prescribed.

For the treatment of tuberculosis infection, 3 capsules per day are prescribed.

For the treatment of infections other than tuberculosis, 3-4 capsules per day are prescribed.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

Pay attention to the expiration date of rifabutin and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give rifabutin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with rifabutin, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking rifabutin during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of rifabutin on driving and working with machines

Rifabutin can make you feel tired, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug interactions of rifabutin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with this drug include: Azole antifungals (such as fluconazole, itraconazole, vriconazole), ciprofloxacin, delavirdin, macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin).

Rifabutin can speed up the elimination of other drugs from your body and may affect their function. Examples of affected drugs include: Blood thinners such as warfarin, lorazidone, tacrolimus, ranolazine, phenytoin, saverxant, calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem, verapamil), specific combination drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C / such as retapirovir / p. ).

Antibiotics such as rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.

 

 Special warnings and precautions while taking rifabutin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have porphyria blood disease.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of rifabutin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

  • Feeling nauseous or sick
  • Muscle pain, fever and skin rash
  • Feeling suddenly tired
  • Change in the results of some blood tests
  • Recurrent infections
  • Important Note: If you experience severe illness and diarrhea or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, you should talk to a doctor. These side effects are rare but serious and you should tell your doctor as soon as possible.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of rifabutin.

 

Overdose of rifabutin (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of rifabutin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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