Also known as Mycobutin
Rifabutin (Rfb) is a bactericidal antibiotic drug primarily used in the treatment of tuberculosis. The drug is a semi-synthetic derivative of rifamycin S. Its effect is based on blocking the DNA-dependent RNA-polymerase of the bacteria. It is effective against Gram-positive and some Gram-negative bacteria, but also against the highly resistant Mycobacteria, e.g. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. leprae, and M. avium intracellulare.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $471.25 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed rifabutin to treat human immunodeficiency virus infection (hiv), rabies, blastomycosis, and west nile virus.
Patients taking rifabutin most commonly experience side effects like skin rash, anemia, and thrombocytopenia.