Side Effects of Rifanex are Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Fever, Sweating, Dark colored urine, Salivation, Teary eyes, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Increased liver enzymes, Jaundice, Incresed sputum production.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach. Avoid Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Rifampicin and isoniazid 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. Isoniazid prevents the TB-causing bacteria from forming their own protective covering. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection.
Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet 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.
Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet 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. Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet can cause fits, mental health problems and optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause loss of vision.) This may affect your driving ability.
Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Rifanex 450mg/300mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.