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Rimactane 300mg Capsule

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Composition for Rimactane 300mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Rimactane 300mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Rimactane Capsule

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Uses of Rimactane Capsule

Rimactane 300mg Capsule is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Rimactane Capsule side effects

Common

Skin rash, Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Muscle pain.

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How to use Rimactane Capsule

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. Rimactane 300mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Rimactane Capsule works

Rimactane 300mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It works by inactivating a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce.

In Depth Information on Rimactane Capsule

Expert advice for Rimactane Capsule

  • Your doctor has prescribed Rimactane to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is best taken on an empty stomach. If you get an upset stomach, try taking it with small portions of food. 
  • Your urine, tears and other secretions may become orange-red in colour. Avoid using contact lenses since they may become discolored. Avoid using contact lenses since they may become discolored.
  • Tell your doctor about all other medicines you are taking as Rimactane can interact with many medicines.
  • Avoid taking hormone-based birth control methods as Rimactane may decrease their effectiveness.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience unusual tiredness or loss of appetite, fever or chills.
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Rimactane Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Rimactane Capsule
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rimactane 300mg Capsule 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
SAFE
Rimactane 300mg Capsule 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.
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
Rimactane 300mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rimactane 300mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Rimactane 300mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Rimactane Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of Rimactane 300mg 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Rimactane Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Rifampicin

Q. Is rifampin a penicillin/amoxicillin/sulfa drug?
No. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. It has a structure and mechanism of action different from penicillin or amoxicillin (amoxicillin belongs to the class of penicillin antibiotics). The chemical structure and mechanism of action of rifampin is different from sulfa drugs
Q. Is rifampin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Rifampin is a bactericidal drug. It acts by blocking the activity of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-dependent RNA polymerase which essential for important life processes in the bacteria, thereby killing the bacteria
Q. Is rifampin an inducer or inhibitor?
Rifampin is an inducer (increases activity) of an important liver enzyme system that is responsible for the final processing and elimination of several drugs from the body
Q. What is R-cin 600 used for?
R-cin 600 is a trade name for active drug rifampin 600 mg. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. It is also used in the prevention of meningococcal meningitis and Haemophilus influenza infections. It may also be used in combination with other drugs to treat infections-Brucellosis, Legionnaires disease or serious staphylococcal infections
Q. What is R-cinex/Macox plus/R-cinex 600?
R-cinex and Macox plus are trade names for a combination of active drugs rifampin and isoniazid. It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. R-cinex 600 and Macox plus contains 600 mg of active drug rifampin and 300 mg of active drug isoniazid
Q. Can I take rifampin with ibuprofen/acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Rifampin has no known serious drug interaction with ibuprofen or acetaminophen (trade name: Tylenol). Inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
Q. Does rifampin cause weight gain/weight loss/ hair loss/ constipation/ yeast infection?
No. Changes in body weight, hair loss or triggering constipation are not among the known side effects of rifampin. Rifampin is an antibiotic commonly used in the treatment of tuberculosis and leprosy. It has no known effect on causing yeast infections
Q. Does rifampin cause headaches?
Yes. Headache is a possible side effect of rifampin
Q. Does rifampin change urine color/turn urine orange?
Yes. Taking rifampin may change the color of your urine (skin, sweat, saliva, tears and feces) to brownish-red or orange. This effect is not harmful
Q. Does rifampin cause liver damage?
Rifampin is safe when used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration. Constant monitoring of liver function is important while on treatment with rifampin. Taking drugs like saquinavir, ritonavir with rifampin can cause severe liver damage. Do consult your doctor if you have any liver problem before taking rifampin.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Rimactane with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Rimactane with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Rimactane with Voriconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Rimactane with Nelfinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Nelfinavir: Nelvir
Rimactane with Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Aprepitant: Aprecap, Aprelief, Apriset, Aprepit
Rimactane with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax, Empetus
Rimactane with Sirolimus
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sirolimus: Siropan, Raparen, Rapacan, Genxtor, Rocas, Emtor, Limus, Sirova, Siromus
Rimactane with Zaleplon
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Zaleplon: Andant, Zonesta, Zaso, Zalep, Stilnite, Zaplon
Rimactane with Saquinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Saquinavir: Maximune, Saquin
Rimactane with Darunavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
Rimactane with Atazanavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Atazanavir: Atazor, Atavir
Rimactane with Fosaprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosaprepitant: Fosaran, Fosaport
Rimactane with Zopiclone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Zopiclone: Zopicon, Zeclone, Zonap
Rimactane with Eszopiclone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Eszopiclone: Zolnite, Fulnite
Rimactane with Mefloquine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Mefloquine: Mefliam, Meflotas, Larimef, Falcitab, Mefloc, Mefque, Larium, Mefcy, Meflife
Rimactane with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
Rimactane with Glipizide
SERIOUS
Rimactane with Glibenclamide
SERIOUS
Rimactane with Buspirone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Buspirone: Supiron B, Buscalm, Buspin, Tamspar
Rimactane with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Rimactane with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
Rimactane with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Rimactane with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Rimactane with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard, Phenotone, Epitan, Phenobarb, Luminalettes
Rimactane with Oxytetracycline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxytetracycline: T M SF, T M, Oxytetracycline AF, Oxyteracin, Oxy Dihydrate LA, Ecomycin, Oxytetra
Rimactane with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost
Rimactane with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Rimactane with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Caritec
Rimactane with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip
Rimactane with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: S-Amcard, Esam, Big Dvr
Rimactane with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
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