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Rifampin, Rifadin, Rifampicin, Rifamate, Rifater, RIF


Rifampin is an antibacterial, anti-tuberculosis drug.

It is a semisynthetic compound derived from Streptomyces mediterranei.


antibacterial, anti-tuberculosis



Side Effects

abdominal pain, contact lens discoloration, dizziness, elevated hepatic enzymes, fatigue, glomerulonephritis, headache, hemolysis, hepatitis, interstitial nephritis, jaundice, leukopenia, myopathy, nausea/vomiting, nephrotic syndrome, pancreatitis, pruritus, pseudomembranous colitis, thrombocytopenia, urine discoloration, urticaria,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Positive interactions:

Vitamin D - rifampin may interfere with formation of vitamin D




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