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Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Rifater Tablet

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Uses of Rifater Tablet

Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Rifater Tablet side effects

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Rash, Dark colored urine, Sweating, Increased sputum production, Salivation, Teary eyes, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Increased liver enzymes, Jaundice, Increased uric acid level in blood, Gout.

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How to use Rifater Tablet

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. Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Rifater Tablet works

Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide and Rifampicin which treat tuberculosis. Isoniazid prevents the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering while Rifampicin works by inactivating a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by these bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Pyrazinamide, on the other hand works by slowing the growth of these bacteria.

In Depth Information on Rifater Tablet

Rifater Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Rifater Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg 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.
Lactation
Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may feel dizzy or faint, have problems with vision or have other side effects that could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifater 120 mg/80 mg/250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.

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