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Also known as Rifadin and Rimactane

Rifampicin (INN) or rifampin (USAN) is a bactericidal antibiotic drug of the rifamycin group. It is a semisynthetic compound derived from Amycolatopsis rifamycinica (formerly known as Amycolatopsis mediterranei and Streptomyces mediterranei). Rifampicin may be abbreviated R, RMP, RA, RF, or RIF (US).

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Estimated Total Cost: $62.24 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed rifampin to treat pyogenic skin infection, tuberculosis, skin swelling, and skin on leg or foot looks infected.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take rifampin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking rifampin most commonly experience side effects like skin rash, itching of skin, and itching of unknown cause.

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