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Rifamycin derivatives

What are Rifamycin derivatives?

Rifamycin derivatives are antibiotics that work by binding to and inhibiting the mycobacterial DNA dependent RNA polymerase. These antibiotics are bacteriocidal and therefore extremely effective antituberculosis agents, but resistance can develop rapidly if used as a single agent. They easily penetrate into cells, body fluids and cerebrospinal fluid so can be used against organisms in the extracellular component and those that may be present in cells such as macrophages. Rifamycin antibiotics should be used throughout the course of tuberculosis treatment, which can be between nine months to a year.

List of Rifamycin derivatives

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Rifadin (Pro)
Generic name: rifampin
1 review
Generic name: rifampin
No reviews
Rifadin IV (Pro)
Generic name: rifampin
No reviews
Priftin (Pro)
Generic name: rifapentine
No reviews
Mycobutin (Pro)
Generic name: rifabutin
No reviews
Aemcolo (Pro)
Generic name: rifamycin
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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