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Rifabutin

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.

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Estimated Total Cost: $471.25 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed rifabutin to treat human immunodeficiency virus infection (hiv), rabies, blastomycosis, and west nile virus.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking rifabutin most commonly experience side effects like skin rash, anemia, and thrombocytopenia.

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