User Reviews for Rifampin

Also known as: Rifadin, Rifadin IV, Rimactane

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Bartonellosis 1 reviews 33 medications
   
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Tuberculosis, Prophylaxis 1 reviews 8 medications
   
10
Tuberculosis, Latent 2 reviews 4 medications
   
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Mycobacterium avium-...ulare, Treatment 1 reviews 12 medications
   
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Summary of Rifampin reviews 5 reviews 7.4

Reviews for Rifampin

Review by GMCO:

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3.0

For Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Treatment: CURRENTLY on rifampin therapy along with ethambutol, zithromax, IV amikacin and prilosec for the MAC. experiencing numerous side effects to include diarrhea, nausea, intermittent episodes of severe vomiting, extreme fatigue, headaches (almost all the time), dizziness, double vision, generalized body aches, and severe cramps in my extremities. It is hard to tell which drug is the culprit. I have experienced two incidences of elevated liver enzymes, which have returned back to within normal limits so far. At this point in my therapy, there has been no documented improvement, but I am told to expect it to take up to two years of therapy for a cure. I will update my experience as time progresses.

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February 7, 2013 8:56 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Tuberculosis, Latent: Although it makes my urine darker yellow/orangish color, I rarely experience significant side effects. Occasionally it will upset my stomach, but once you eat that goes away. Hardest part is sticking to the schedule, but I'd rather worry about that for 4 months than 9 or more.

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January 26, 2012 6:23 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Bartonellosis: Wonderful antibiotic for Bartonellosis! Few side effects compared to some other antibiotics. High bilirubin levels is usually transient and just needs to be monitored. Has a very short half-life compared to Mycobutin but far less chance of getting a serious side effect. Much easier and less serious side effects than Bactrim.

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December 9, 2011 9:02 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

For Tuberculosis, Latent: This is a very intense antibiotic with persistent side effects. I have been on this medication for one month and continue to experience nausea and vomiting. I have been fortunate to not experience reddening of my saliva or tears, but other body fluids have changed. My hepatic enzymes have more than doubled baseline values and continue to climb. It does its job well, but it is a tough 4 months to get through.

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September 17, 2011 8:19 AM

Review by this is cool:

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10

Rifadin (rifampin) for Tuberculosis, Prophylaxis: This is very helpful to me. Thanks.

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April 15, 2010 11:37 PM

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