Rimactazid Plus E

Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Rimactazid Plus E Products

Rimactazid Plus E Products are primarily used for

About Rimactazid Plus E Products

Uses of Rimactazid Plus E Products

Rifampicin+Isoniazid+Ethambutol is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Rimactazid Plus E Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Rimactazid Plus E are Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Fever, Dark colored urine, Sweating, Increased sputum production, Salivation, Watery eyes, Increased liver enzymes, Jaundice, Visual impairment, Increased uric acid level in blood, Gout, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand).

How Rimactazid Plus E Products work

Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Ethambutol is a combination of three medicines: Rifampicin, isoniazid and ethambutol, which treats 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.

Patient Concerns about Rimactazid Plus E Products

Frequently asked questions about Rimactazid Plus E Products

Frequently asked questions about Rimactazid Plus E Products

Q. Which is the best time to take Rimactazid Plus E?
Take Rimactazid Plus E exactly as directed by your doctor. It is best to take the medicine on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.
Q. Can the use of Rimactazid Plus E make birth control pills ineffective?
Yes, Rimactazid Plus E can make birth control pills less effective. Ask the doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide).
Q. Is tuberculosis a curable disease?
Yes, tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease and can be cured with 6–9 months of treatment. Drug-resistant forms of TB are also curable, but more difficult to treat. Treatment for drug-resistant TB can last up to 2 years and require medications that can cause serious side effects.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Rimactazid Plus E?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can the use of Rimactazid Plus E cause discoloration of the urine?
Yes, Rimactazid Plus E contains rifampicin which can cause temporary discoloration of your teeth, sweat, urine, saliva, and tears (red, orange, or brown color). This side effect is usually not harmful. However, discoloration of urine can be a sign of liver damage. Call your doctor if you have discoloration of urine with stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Q. Can I discontinue Rimactazid Plus E if I feel well?
No, do not discontinue Rimactazid Plus E. Take the proper course of the drug that has been prescribed to you even if you begin to feel better. If you stop taking Rimactazid Plus E, your infection may become worse and difficult to treat. It may even result in drug-resistant TB i.e. drugs you were taking may no longer work for Tuberculosis.
Q. Can Rimactazid Plus E cause visual impairment?
Rimactazid Plus E contains Ethambutol, which may cause visual impairment. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your eyesight.

Products for Rimactazid Plus E

Rimactazid Plus E 450 mg/300 mg/800 mg Tablet
strip of 2 tablets
Novartis India Ltd
MRP
8.32
Not Available

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