Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Rifabutin purchase.
Read drug prescription
It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Rifabutin before taking it.
Rifabutin is a bactericidal antibiotic, prescribed for mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Rifabutin indicationsRifabutin is a bactericidal antibiotic, prescribed for mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It works by preventing or slowing the growth of certain bacteria.
Rifabutin dosagePO- The recommended dose is 300 mg once daily.
Rifabutin usageIt comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.
Rifabutin precautionsCaution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorders, tuberculosis, elderly, children, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Do not wear contact lenses while taking Rifabutin.
Take full course of treatment.
Rifabutin side effectsBody As A Whole - Abdominal pain, weakness, chest pain, fever, headache and pain.
Gastrointestinal - Loss of appetite, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, nausea and vomiting.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle pain.
Central nervous system- Sleeplessness.
Skin - Rash.
ENT - Taste perversion.
Genitourinary - Discolored urine.
Rifabutin warningMonitor complete blood counts while taking Rifabutin.
Rifabutin storage conditionsStore it at room temperature and away from light.
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Rifabutin - Frequently asked Questions
Can Rifabutin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?
In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.
It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.
Can Rifabutin be taken or consumed while pregnant?
Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.
Can Rifabutin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?
Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.
Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology