Side Effects of RF HE are Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Fever, Dark colored urine, Sweating, Increased sputum production, Salivation, Teary eyes, Increased liver enzymes, Jaundice, Visual impairment, Increased uric acid level in blood, Gout, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand).
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. RF HE Kit is to be taken empty stomach. Avoid RF HE Kit with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
RF HE Kit is a combination of three medicines: Rifampicin, isoniazid and ethambutol which treat tuberculosis. Rifampicin works by inactivating a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce, while isoniazid prevents these bacteria from forming their own protective covering. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol, on the other hand works by slowing the growth of these bacteria.
RF HE Kit may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
RF HE Kit may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
RF HE Kit is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. RF HE Kit occasionally causes sight problems and tingling or numbness in hand or feet. After taking this medicine you should not drive until you know how it affects you.
RF HE Kit should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of RF HE Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
RF HE Kit should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of RF HE Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.