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Ributin Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Ributin Capsule is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of tuberculosis with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It helps to fight germs (bacteria) called mycobacteria, which cannot be destroyed by other antibiotics in people who have a weaker immunity.

Ributin Capsule may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to help prevent serious infections caused by microorganisms like mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). It should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. This medicine should be taken on an empty stomach. It is better to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.

Some people may develop side effects like headache, altered liver function tests and nausea.  It may also discolor your skin, urine, saliva, tears and other body fluids. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any liver, kidney or heart problems or if you are allergic to any medicine. 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. Your doctor may advise for regular eye examination and liver function tests while using it.

Uses of Ributin Capsule

Side effects of Ributin Capsule

Common
  • Headache
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Nausea

How to use Ributin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ributin Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Ributin Capsule with acidic food and beverages such as sugar, certain dairy products, fish, processed foods, fresh meats and processed meats,sodas and other sweetened beverages.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ributin Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ributin Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ributin Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Ributin Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ributin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ributin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ributin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ributin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ributin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Ributin Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ributin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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References
  1. Gumbo T. Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease, and Leprosy. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1550-554.
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