RIFADIN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 050420/001.

Names and composition

"RIFADIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of RIFAMPIN.

Answered questions

What does rifadin does ,I know its some kind of a drug but for what disease?
Asked by Dario Debold 4 months ago.

Rifadin is the generic name of rifampicin an antibiotic given mainly for treatment of tuberculosis. Answered by Christian Narrow 4 months ago.


How do you pronounce Rifadin, myambutol?
how do you pronounce this drugs??? Asked by Criselda Degrave 4 months ago.

i believe they are pronounced "riff-uh-din" and "my-am-byoo-tall" Answered by Lakisha Fockler 4 months ago.

As long as you can spell it, I wouldn't worry about the pronunciation :) Answered by Bernice Kiracofe 4 months ago.


What medications couteract with birth control pills?
Asked by Robin Couse 4 months ago.

rifampin (brand name Rifadin), penicillin (Veetids), amoxicillin (Amoxil), ampicillin (Omnipen), cotrimoxazole (Septra or Bactrim), tetracycline (Sumycin), minocycline (Minocin), metronidazole (Flagyl), and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid or Macrodantin). Along with: The herbal medication St. John's wort. 1 Certain antibiotics such as rifampin (Rifadin) and griseofulvin (Fulvicin). Other antibiotics, such as penicillins (ampicillin, amoxicillin), tetracyclines, or metronidazole (Flagyl), do not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. 2 Anticonvulsants, such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), and primidone (Mysoline). Narcolepsy medications, such as modafinil (Provigil). Antiretroviral protease inhibitors used to treat HIV, such as Ritonavir. Answered by Sudie Volper 4 months ago.

I took diet pills while I was on the pill and over the course of the 4 months that I took it...I contantly felt dizzy and had a few cases of the dry heaves thinking I had some type of flu when in fact it was just the two medications counteracting. I never talked to my doctor about this though, but ever since I've been off the diet pills, I haven't felt that way again. Oh by the way...even though I felt sick and very dizzy, I lost 11 pounds! Answered by Tamra Beirise 4 months ago.

That really depends. It is something you should ask your doctor. Especially if you're going on something you haven't been on before. I was on Topamax for a while, and it didn't affect my birth control until I reached a certain dosage. Be careful though. Some doctors forget to tell you that it might affect such things as your pill. I had to ask my doctor once about that because he didn't bring it up. Come to find out I had to be careful because it did make my birth control not as effective. Never think that the doctor will always tell you without you prompting them. Good luck! Answered by Rebbeca Schnittker 4 months ago.

I think you mean counteract (or do you mean contradict), if you are taking an antibiotic than you need to use alternate birth control while on that antibiotic ( for example condoms and spermicide), due to the fact that the antibiotic may decrease the effectiveness of your bc pill. Answered by Steve Trobridge 4 months ago.

Antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of them. Answered by Kristie Senesenes 4 months ago.

anti-biotics do, not sure what else. Answered by Mickie Windrow 4 months ago.


What are the drugs of rifampin from first to fourth generations?
Asked by Lavonna Seang 4 months ago.

Rifampin (rif-AM-pin) is used to treat certain bacterial infections. In the U.S.— * Rifadin * Rifadin IV * Rimactane In Canada— * Rifadin * Rimactane * Rofact Answered by Merna Pritzker 4 months ago.


How safe is the Change of medicine for a tb affected lady?
She is taking medicine remister 4fdc(4 daily), pyrovit(1 daily), multi vitamin and neoceptin r for last 15 days to prevent tb. Having lots of reaction- fever/vomiting/ stomach pain. Now another doctor told to stop med for 3 days and to start another med. How safe is this change of medicine for a tb affected lady. Asked by Ilda Szychowski 4 months ago.

isoniazld(INH< Nydrazid) Rafampin(Rifadin Rimactance) Pyrazinamide Etharmbutol Rafapentine Streptomycine Ethionamide Cycloserine Capreomycin Levofloxacin Moxifloxacin These are the drugs used for Tb you sure this is what she has since the meds you gave have nothing to do with TB as far as I can tell. SORRY Answered by Berna Ziad 4 months ago.


Birth control, I would like to be educated? (lots of questions)?
Okay, so basically... I want to know everything there is to know. I'm getting birth control pills from my doctor on Monday, but I want to have some kind of knowledge when I go there to be consulted.I heard if you take antibiotics while on BC pills or the shot, the BC is no longer effective due to the... Asked by Patience Nelsen 4 months ago.

Okay, so basically... I want to know everything there is to know. I'm getting birth control pills from my doctor on Monday, but I want to have some kind of knowledge when I go there to be consulted. I heard if you take antibiotics while on BC pills or the shot, the BC is no longer effective due to the antibiotics? Is this true? Does this apply towards tylenol, ibuprofen, advil, or cough syrup? I also have heard if you don't take it at the same time every day, its no longer effective, is this true? How effective are BC pills against pregnancy? What are the pros/cons of BC pills? How long should I wait until I have sex if I miss a day (or when I first start taking the pills)? Is the shot more effective than the pills? I heard the shot has a lot of bad side effects, including problems with your ovaries. Is this a problem among many women? I know this is going to sound super stupid, but what exactly does it do? I've heard of it stopping periods overall, and it only stopping ovulation.. which is it? Any other information you find helpful please add. Thanks to everyone in advance. :) Answered by Alba Sandvill 4 months ago.

yes, certain antibiotics can make birth control less effective, these are: the anti-tuberculosis drug, rifampin (Rifadin) and certain anticonvulsants/anti-seizure medications such as Tegretol, Dilantin, Mysoline, phenobarbital, and the anti-fungal medication griseofulvin. so no, tylenol, ibuprofen, advil, and cough syrup do not affect it. if you don't take it at the same time every day, it is less effective, but things like the patch, the ring, and the shot. you don't have to worry about the time of day on those. if taken correctly every day the pill is 99.7% effective, if it is not always taken correctly it is only about 92% effective pros- help regulate you period, prevents pregnancy, helps with acne cons- has been associated with weight gain, however, most side effects go away with in 2-3 months if you miss a day, but take the pill with in 24 hours, then you do not need back up protection. check the information that comes with the birth control, it'll tell you for sure, but that's the general rule. you should wait at least 7 days after starting the pill, or missing more than two pills to have sex without back up contraception the shot would only be more effective that the pill if you have trouble forgetting to take the pill every day most women have no problems adjusting to birth control, but all hormonal birth control has side effects, and the risk for experiencing them depends on your medical history. the shot sometimes has more side effects than the pill, another big problem with the shot is the fact that if you react badly to the hormones, you can't stop taking it. you're stuck with the problems for several months the pill stops ovulation, however, you can skip the sugar pills in a pack and immediately start a new pack, this will stop your "period," also, you can't have a real period while on birth control because you do not ovulate, what you do experience is withdrawal bleeding on the week you take the sugar pill note: all this information is for combination pills, the info for progestone only pills is slightly different ALSO: the effectiveness of the pill does NOT decrease the longer you take it Answered by Janeen Majkut 4 months ago.

If you take antibiotics, NO BC is not effective, so you would have to wear a condom while on the medicine. No it doesn't apply to ibuprofen tylenol or advil, i'm not sure about the cough medicine. As long as you take it everyday and never miss a pill, it is 99.9% effective. I've asked my doctor. Just don't miss any or you will most likely get preggers. 99.9% effective. The pro's is that it lightens your period. & you get it almost the same time every month. Like me, i get mine every tuesday every 28 days. The cons, it could cause weight gain, and it could make you not feel good at first. Wait a month, after you start taking them, that way you know that they're in your system. I know nothing about the shot. The pill has been very effective for me. i also heard that if you take the pill to long then its possible you can't have kids. but once you meet someone you love it shouldn't matter if you get pregnant or not, so when you find that one person just stop taking it, i guess? i dont know? The pill is great for me. and it helps alot with cramps, i don't really get them as bad anymore. you just got to try it for yourself and find out because everyones body is different. so good luck! i hope i was helpful! Answered by Edward Joelson 4 months ago.

1. Yes, antibiotics will make your BC less effective, so be really careful and use back up BC like condoms. THis does not apply to any over the counter drugs, however some herbal supplements such as St John's Wort, and Vitex, can make your BC less effective, so check with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements. 2. Ask your doctor to make sure, but im pretty sure that that is not true. in fact with many birth control pills you can safely miss one day and still dont have to worry about getting pregnant. 3. about 99.2%, depending on which specific pill, they are all over 99% though Pros: if you take them correctly you wont get pregnant! :D they can regulate your period or make your period lighter, with less symptoms. some pills help with acne! :D Cons: if you forget to take your pill a bunch, or are on antibiotics and dont use back up birth control you can still get prengate. you should still use a condom to avoid stds. BC messes with your hormones, so different people have different side effects and different amounts of side effects. you may have to try a few different brands of BC pills before you find one that works for you. when i started taking BC i took aviane, and it made me really depressed for about a month until i switched. obviously that's not typical but be on the look out for other side effects and don't be afraid to switch pills Depending on your pill, it will probably still be effective if you only miss one day (talk with your doctor to make sure though and read the information that come with your prescription) however when you start your bc, it should be effective within a week, so if you do miss a pill you should be good again after a week the shot is also very effective, in a year 3% of women who used the shot got pregnant. so about 97% effectiveness not quite sure about the rest of your questions about the shot D: i googled it and it sounds like its a shot you get every three months with a hormone that prevents you from ovulating. Answered by Refugia Wegman 4 months ago.


M scared. I have Tuberculosis.when will blood in cough stop?
I have been diagnosed Tuberculosis and i am already taking medicines for the last three days. Doctors recommended Injection shots today for stopping blood. I hope it does. The question is when will the blood stop?I had pain in my ribs to begin with and coughed a lot for the last 6 months. Please help. i am... Asked by Chet Brasure 4 months ago.

I have been diagnosed Tuberculosis and i am already taking medicines for the last three days. Doctors recommended Injection shots today for stopping blood. I hope it does. The question is when will the blood stop? I had pain in my ribs to begin with and coughed a lot for the last 6 months. Please help. i am already under medication. M dead scared. Answered by Gertrudis Janson 4 months ago.


What will interfere with my birth control?
I am planning on getting on birth control for the first time. Depo-Provera shots to be more specific. Would any of my activities interfere with it? I am fifteen years of age, and I am not a participant in sports. I do drink but not often. I might drink once a month. I also do smoke weed from time to time. About... Asked by Bryanna Marshbanks 4 months ago.

I am planning on getting on birth control for the first time. Depo-Provera shots to be more specific. Would any of my activities interfere with it? I am fifteen years of age, and I am not a participant in sports. I do drink but not often. I might drink once a month. I also do smoke weed from time to time. About once every two months with friends. When I take hits, I take big ones, if that matters. Exercise is five days a week, for an hour and a half. I never get sick, but I do get uncomfortable. When this happens, I take Ibuprofen. When I need sleep, I take Melatonin. Please tell me what you know would counteract the effects of the shots and I'll choose the best answer, I promise. Thank you! Answered by Edgardo Oger 4 months ago.

none of those things should change how effective the shot is. the only things that would affect it are certain antibiotic medications that include: the anti-tuberculosis drug, rifampin (Rifadin) and certain anticonvulsants/anti-seizure medications such as Tegretol, Dilantin, Mysoline, phenobarbital, and the anti-fungal medication griseofulvin. if you're not taking any of those, you should be good. just remember to wait seven days after getting it to have otherwise unprotected sexual intercourse. drinking might affect how well the pill works (if it causes you to throw up), put it shouldn't change how the shot works. also, this may affect you: birth control is more dangerous if you smoke or have smoked it your lifetime, it's still less dangerous than pregnancy however, up to the age of 35. that's with the pill, the patch, and the ring... i'm not sure if that applies to the shot or not Answered by Selene Repasky 4 months ago.

Hi, I have ben on birth control since I was 15 and now I am 21. I drink a lot, well socially, smoke ciggs, smoke weed sometimes but not often, played basketball pretty much all my life and none of that counteracted with my birth control. Of course smoking ciggs is supposed to be bad for you when your on bc but you don't do that so you have nothing to worry about. The only thing that ever messed with my period is when I missed a pill or something. One more thing, it is good that you hardly ever get sick because when you do get sick and go to the doctors and they give you an antibiotic for being sick, the antibiotic cancels out your birth control. So whenever you are on a antibiotic it is like you are not even on the bc at all so be careful!! Answered by Lynwood Camara 4 months ago.

It's possible yeah Answered by Freddie Casumpang 4 months ago.


Cellulitis????
I had no physical symptoms with the onset. I just noticed it was hot and swollen. I thought it was the bruise I had. I got an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot. I am allergic to pennicillin which I know can make treatment difficult sometimes. We are not sure exactly how this started but know that I had a... Asked by Thresa Portello 4 months ago.

I was diagnosed last Wednesday with Cellulitis. By Friday my doctor had increased my antibiotics because it had spread although I was on Cipro. I am now on Rifadin, Septra and Silverdene ointment. She told me that it should be significantly smaller by Monday. It generally is muted in color and not feverish during the day but at night becomes very pink and feverish. I have not yet noticed any marked decrease in size of the area. She did mention that the combination of medication I am now own is what is used to treat MRSA at times. I am also keeping my leg elevated which helps greatly with the swelling. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it normal to flair up and get feverish at night? She has told me that if it doesn't clear up more by Monday I am looking at having to do IV Vancomycin. This all has me very concerned. Answered by Mirian Slessman 4 months ago.

I had no physical symptoms with the onset. I just noticed it was hot and swollen. I thought it was the bruise I had. I got an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot. I am allergic to pennicillin which I know can make treatment difficult sometimes. We are not sure exactly how this started but know that I had a bruise from falling about 4-5 months ago and I have takend blows to the same spot in softball. All I know is it seems to make me tired a lot since starting these meds. Answered by Cleo Miravalle 4 months ago.

Ok - let's talk a bit. If you cellulitis came on FAST and you felt ill (fevers, chills, flu-like) before it got red and hot - it is probably streptococcal cellulitis (NOT MRSA or staph). Most cellulitis IS strep. Cipro is NOT a good drug for cellulitis and many doctors make that mistake. Other drugs in the same class as cipro (quinolones) are better options. Yes, the rifampin/septra combination is an option for MRSA - but if it isn't getting better - you DON'T need MRSA treatment...you probably DON'T have MRSA unless your cellulitis started as a skin abscess. The better options would be plain old penicillin (if you are not allergic) or cephalexin. Based on this story (and I have seen very many cases of cellulitis), I would NOT admit you and put you on IV vanco. It is very normal for the redness to flare depending on the position of your legs. You probably notice that your leg is less red in the morning because you have been off your feet all night. Again, this is a common feature of strep, NOT staph infections. Best wishes... Answered by Juliana Grush 4 months ago.

Ciprofloxacin For Cellulitis Answered by Oscar Polian 4 months ago.

My husband was hospitalized in June of this last summer with cellulitis in his leg. He was put on IV antibiotics called Tygacel, (not sure about the spelling). It's supposed to be the strongest antibiotic available. After he was released from the hospital five days later, he was prescribed a course of oral antibiotics for two weeks. During those two weeks his symptoms seemed to finally disappear. However, within a couple of weeks after going off the antiobiotics, he has had flare-ups. His legs swell and turn reddish/purple. He has joint pain and a low-grade fever with it as well. Unfortunately, he has not been able to find a physician willing to research his symptoms and find a better prognosis for him. We are still trying to understand all of this four months later. The doctors in the hospital told him that his infection was from either a Staph or Strep germ, but they didn't know which one. He saw the dermotologist and explained what had happened. The dermotologist told him soak in a tub with 1/8 cup Clorox to a 12 inches of water in the bathtub. He did that a few times and it seemed to help somewhat. He has also used a hand held massager on his legs to help with the swelling. It has helped. But, we are still wondering what can be done to completely heal it. So, I can empathize with you. I don't have any great advice, but just realize you're not alone. Answered by Corina Streeton 4 months ago.

Cellulitis is severe bacterial infection of the deeper parts of the skin. Its treatment includes oral antibiotics as soon as possible. It can spread very fast. Elevation of the part affected helps. Analgesics and anti inflammatory tablets like Paracetamol, Ibuprofen would help. Antibiotics is a sure treatment of cellulitis and it should be taken for 7 to 10 days atleast. Answered by Gisela Calciano 4 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Cellulitis???? I was diagnosed last Wednesday with Cellulitis. By Friday my doctor had increased my antibiotics because it had spread although I was on Cipro. I am now on Rifadin, Septra and Silverdene ointment. She told me that it should be significantly smaller by Monday. It generally is muted in color and... Answered by Filomena Whiby 4 months ago.

You should be a bit concerned. Your doctor is right to treat this aggresively. She diagnosed you with cellulitis, which is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes which can occur concurrently with Staphylococcus aureus (the organism that can mutate to MRSA). Staphylococccus aureus is actually part of the normal flora of your body, and can be an opportunistic pathogen. That means it can take advantage of your body's immune system being weakened by infection or illness. If you are wondering if your reactions to medications are normal, I would recommend checking WebMD's drug page and calling your doctor with any concerns. You can also speak to your pharmacist about concerns regarding medication. Answered by Elmer Mayhue 4 months ago.

I never had Cellulitis. But one of the man I care for did. His flared up when he laid down because of the vertical nature of laying down. Answered by Carl Tosches 4 months ago.

Well my mom has diabetes. She scratches her feet to the point they are sores (no feeling) needless to say she walked around a pool and now she's got it in her leg. She is now hospitlized and might need surgry because it made the area die real fast. I'm not trying to scare you but I hope you get it under control. They sent my mom home early thinking the infection was gone and now she's back in. I'm sorry your going through this!!!! Good LUCK! Answered by Pasty Anastacio 4 months ago.


Is Plan B safe to use while on the Pill?
Can you use Plan B while on the pill if you are also on antibiotics (and may have an effect on the effectiveness of the pill)? Asked by Erminia Bosa 4 months ago.

Antibiotics that have been shown to interact with contraceptives include Rifampin (brand name Rifadin), Penicillin (Veetids), Amoxicillin (Amoxil or Augmentin), Ampicillin (Omnipen), Cotrimoxazole (Septra or Bactrim), Tetracycline (Sumycin), Minocycline (Minocin and Doxycycline), Metronidazole (Flagyl), and Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid or Macrodantin). If you are currently taking any of these, you need to discuss this with your doctor. This would also pertain to Plan B. Answered by Lael Tata 4 months ago.

If plan B is using a condom with spermicide, no it's not going to hurt anything. It's a VERY good idea to use a back up method if you are on antibiotics. Use a back up method for four weeks or through a complete month's worth package of pills. Condoms are a good idea anyway to prevent STD's. They are perfectly safe to use with the pill. Answered by Billie Guichard 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
050420/001 RIFADIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
050627/001 RIFADIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
062303/001 RIFADIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
050420/001 RIFADIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
050429/001 RIMACTANE RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
050627/001 RIFADIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
062303/001 RIFADIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
064150/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
064150/002 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
064217/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
065028/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
065028/002 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
065390/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
065390/002 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
065421/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
065502/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
090034/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
090034/002 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN CAPSULE/ORAL 300MG
091181/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
204101/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
205039/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL
206736/001 RIFAMPIN RIFAMPIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 600MG per VIAL

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