Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Rifabutin purchase.

Read drug prescription

infoIt 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 uses

Rifabutin is a bactericidal antibiotic, prescribed for mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Rifabutin indications

Rifabutin 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 contraindication


Rifabutin dosage

PO- The recommended dose is 300 mg once daily.

Rifabutin usage

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

Rifabutin precautions

Caution 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 effects

Body 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 warning

Monitor complete blood counts while taking Rifabutin.

Rifabutin storage conditions

Store it at room temperature and away from light.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
MACBUTIN TABLET 1 strip(s) (6 tablets each) $3.86Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
MACBUTIN cap 150 mg x 6's $4.05Macleods
150 mg30 $184.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
150 mg30 $229.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
150 mg60 $242.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
150 mg100 $576.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
150 mg100 $576.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
150 mg100 $576.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
150 mg100 $578.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
150 mg6 Capsule$3.75
150 mg x 6's $3.75
RIBUTIN cap 150 mg x 6's $3.75Lupin
RIBUTIN 150 MG CAPSULE 1 strip(s) (6 capsules each) $4.96Lupin Ltd
Ributin 150mg Capsule $0.91Lupin Ltd


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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.



Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Rifabutin, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Rifabutin. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

Patient reports

One patient reported doses

What is the specific doses you have used?
Rifabutin May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of wDrugs.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology