Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL

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Drug Strength: 100 mg
Drug Form : Suspension
Pack Size : 60 ml
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Rifacin suspension contains Rifampicin | belongs to Rifamycin

SKU: pg_20119_27770 Category:

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    How it works

    Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL works by interfering with the bacterial DNA synthesis and stops the growth of the bacteria.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL

    • Abdominal pain severe
    • Dizziness severe
    • Headache severe
    • Yellow colored eyes or skin severe
    • Nausea and Vomiting severe
    • Skin rash severe
    • Loss of appetite severe
    • Unusual behavior rare
    • Muscle pain rare
    • Weakness rare
    • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet rare
    • Chest pain
    • Irregular heartbeat rare

    Uses of Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Tuberculosis

      Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL is used in the treatment of tuberculosis which is a lung infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

    • Meningococcal Meningitis

      Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL is used in the treatment of meningococcal meningitis which is an infection that affects the brain and spinal cord caused by Neisseria meningitidis.

    • Leprosy

      This medicine is used in combination with other medicines in the treatment of leprosy which is a bacterial infection which is characterized by skin ulcers, nerve damage, and muscle weakness, etc.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 4 hours.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 9 to 12 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is excreted in breast milk. It is recommended for breastfeeding women only if clearly needed. The risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Not recommended in patients with known allergy to [post_titlte].

    • Antiviral medications

      Not recommended in patients receiving antiviral therapy due to the decrease in the effect of antiviral medications.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is excreted in breast milk. It is recommended for breastfeeding women only if clearly needed. The risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Liver injury

      This medicine may cause liver injury, therefore should be used with caution. The liver function tests should be performed before starting the treatment. The dose should be adjusted based on the severity of liver disease.

    • Diabetes

      This medicine may alter the blood glucose levels. Inform the doctor about your medical condition before starting the treatment. Monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary.

    • Drug-resistance

      Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

    • Other uses

      Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      If you miss a dose of Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL , take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Clopidogrel moderate
    • Propranolol moderate
    • Warfarin severe
    • Atorvastatin severe
    • Live cholera vaccine severe
    • Diltiazem severe
    • Cyclosporine severe
    • Avanafil moderate
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      Inform the doctor if you have liver disease before receiving this medicine. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary. Any signs of an increase in the liver enzymes should be informed to the doctor. The treatment should be stopped temporarily until the liver enzymes return to normal.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of colitis due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with preexisting bone marrow depression or blood dyscrasias due to the increased risk of serious hematopoietic abnormalities. These abnormalities may include thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, decreased hemoglobin levels, acute hemolytic anemia, etc. Close monitoring of complete blood counts, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Take Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed to prevent the spread of infection. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects

    Other details

    • To be taken before food
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    what are the adverse effects of Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL?

    Heartburn, epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore mouth. Rash, pruritus, urticaria. Eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia. Muscular weakness, pain in extremities. Visual disturbances, Haemoglobinuria, hematuria. Menstrual disturbances. Other blood dyscrasias, headache, dizziness, GI upset, purpura, pyrexia, chills, raised LFTs, secretions and soft contact lenses, skin reactions.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL?

    Tuberculosis: Adults: 450-600 mg daily in a single dose 30 min before breakfast. Children: Up to 20 mg/kg daily; max 600 mg as a single dose.
    Multibacillary leprosy: Adults: 600 mg once-monthly, supervised. lt;35 kg: 450 mg. Multibacillary leprosy should be treated for at least 2 yrs.
    Paucibacillary leprosy: Adults: 600 mg once-monthly, supervised. lt;35 kg: 450 mg. Paucibacillary leprosy should be treated for 6 months.
    Brucellosis, legionnaire’s disease, endocarditis and serious staphylococcal infections: Adults: In combination with other drugs, by oral or IV inf, 0.6-1.2 gm daily (in 2-4 divided doses).

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Rifacin suspension 100 mg 60 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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