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Composition for MACBUTIN

Rifabutin(150 mg)

food interaction for MACBUTIN

alcohol interaction for MACBUTIN

pregnancy interaction for MACBUTIN

lactation interaction for MACBUTIN

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Macbutin tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Avoid Macbutin tablet with acidic food and beverages such as sugar, certain dairy products, fish, processed foods, fresh meats and processed meats,sodas and other sweetened beverages.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Macbutin tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Macbutin tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for MACBUTIN

Rifabutin(150 mg)

Uses

Macbutin tablet is used in tuberculosis (TB) and tuberculosis with hiv infection.

How it works

Macbutin tablet is an antibiotic that belongs to class of drugs called rifamycins. It works by killing the infection causing bacteria and preventing the bacterial growth and its reproduction.

Common side effects

Allergic skin rash, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Chest pain, Altered taste, Fatigue, Headache, Stomach upset, Vomiting

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Expert advice for MACBUTIN

  • Taking rifabutin may change the color of your urine to red/orange. You may also experience coloring of the skin and other body fluids and also of soft contact lenses.
  • You may be regularly monitored with blood tests and chest x-rays to check that you do not have active tuberculosis or any other mycobacterial disease.
  • You may also undergo regular eye examination while using rifabutin.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, pain in the chest, swelling of eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching.
  • Use non hormonal birth control techniques (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy, as rifabutin can make birth control pills less effective.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)