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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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rifampin systemic (Pro, More...)
8 reviews
rifabutin systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
rifapentine systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews