Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 1, 2020.
Generic name: rifapentine 150mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Dosage in Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis
PRIFTIN is only recommended for the treatment of active pulmonary tuberculosis caused by drug-susceptible organisms as part of regimens consisting of a 2-month initial phase followed by a 4-month continuation phase.
PRIFTIN should not be used in the treatment of active pulmonary tuberculosis caused by rifampin-resistant strains.
Initial phase (2 Months): PRIFTIN should be administered at a dose of 600 mg twice weekly for two months as directly observed therapy (DOT), with an interval of no less than 3 consecutive days (72 hours) between doses, in combination with other antituberculosis drugs as part of an appropriate regimen which includes daily companion drugs such as isoniazid (INH), ethambutol (EMB) and pyrazinamide (PZA).
Continuation phase (4 Months): Following the initial phase (2 months), continuation phase (4 months) treatment consists of PRIFTIN 600 mg once weekly for 4 months in combination with isoniazid or another appropriate antituberculosis agent for susceptible organisms administered as directly observed therapy.
Dosage in Latent Tuberculosis Infection
PRIFTIN should be administered once weekly in combination with isoniazid for 12 weeks as directly observed therapy.
Adults and children 12 years and older: The recommended dose of PRIFTIN should be determined based on weight of the patient up to a maximum of 900 mg once weekly (see Table 1). The recommended dose of isoniazid is 15 mg/kg (rounded to the nearest 50 mg or 100 mg) up to a maximum of 900 mg once weekly for 12 weeks.
Children 2 to 11 years: The recommended dose of PRIFTIN should be determined based on weight of the patient up to a maximum of 900 mg once weekly (see Table 1). The recommended dose of isoniazid is 25 mg/kg (rounded to the nearest 50 mg or 100 mg) up to a maximum of 900 mg once weekly for 12 weeks.
|Weight range||PRIFTIN dose||Number of PRIFTIN tablets|
|10–14 kg||300 mg||2|
|14.1–25 kg||450 mg||3|
|25.1–32 kg||600 mg||4|
|32.1–50 kg||750 mg||5|
|>50 kg||900 mg||6|
Take PRIFTIN with meals. Administration of PRIFTIN with a meal increases oral bioavailability and may reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal upset, nausea, and/or vomiting [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
For patients who cannot swallow tablets, the tablets may be crushed and added to a small amount of semi-solid food, all of which should be consumed immediately [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
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