User Reviews for Rifampin
Also known as: Rifadin, Rifadin IV, Rimactane
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|Bartonellosis||1 reviews||34 medications|
|Tuberculosis, Prophylaxis||1 reviews||6 medications|
|Tuberculosis, Latent||3 reviews||5 medications|
|Mycobacterium avium-...ulare, Treatment||1 reviews||12 medications|
|Summary of Rifampin reviews||6 reviews||7.6|
Reviews for Rifampin
For Tuberculosis, Latent: "I just finished a 4 month regimen of Rifampin. It was prescribed when I was tested for TB in preparation for starting on a biologic for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have no idea how/when I was exposed to TB but I couldn't start the biologic until the latent TB was addressed. I will never know if it was "effective" since I will always test positive for TB antigens but I'm glad I took it-didn't have much of a choice! It was not an easy medication to take but I got through the course of treatment better than I anticipated. I did have slight nausea at the beginning and intermittent watery diarrhea throughout. I don't know if the other side effects (fatigue, primarily) I experienced were side effects of Rifampin or symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis."
LWD (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 17, 2015
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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."
GMCO February 7, 2013
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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."
Anonymous January 26, 2012
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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."
Anonymous December 9, 2011
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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."
Anonymous September 17, 2011
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