Rifampicin antibiotic Edit

«Rifampicin, also known as rifampin, is an antibiotic used to treat several types of bacterial infections, including tuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium complex, leprosy, and Legionnaires’ disease.[2] It is almost always used together with other antibiotics, except when given to prevent Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal disease in people who have been exposed to those bacteria.[2] Before treating a person for a long period of time, measurements of liver enzymes and blood counts are recommended.[2] Rifampicin may be given either by mouth or intravenously.[2]

Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.[2] It often turns urine, sweat, and tears a red or orange color.[2] Liver problems or allergic reactions may occur.[2] It is part of the recommended treatment of active tuberculosis during pregnancy, though its safety in pregnancy is not known.[2] Rifampicin is of the rifamycin group of antibiotics.[2] It works by stopping the production of RNA by bacteria.[2]

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