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- Description -
Rifater is a combination antibiotic used to treat the initial phase of tuberculosis. After a2-month period, your doctor may prescribe another combination of antituberculosis drugs(Rifamate), which can be continued for longer periods.
- Common Side Effects -
Angina (crushing chest pain),anxiety,bone pain,chest pain,chest tightness,cough,coughing up blood,diabetic coma,diarrhea,difficult breathing,digestive pain,fast, fluttery heartbeat,headache,hepatitis,hives,itching,joint pain,nausea,numbness or tingling of the legs,rash,reddened skin,skin peeling or flaking,sleeplessness,sweating,swelling of the legs,vomiting,yellowing of skin and eyes
- Possible Interactions -
Antacids such as Maalox or Tums
Anticonvulsants such as Dilantin, Depakene, Mysoline, Tegretol
Barbiturates such as phenobarbital and Nembutal
Blood pressure medicines such as Inderal, Tenormin, and Vasotec
Blood thinners such as Coumadin
Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
Clofibrate (Atromid-S)
Cotrimoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)
Cycloserine (Seromycin)
Cyclosporine (Sandimmune)
Diabetes medications such as Diabinese and Orinase
Disulfiram (Antabuse)
Fluconazole (Diflucan)
Haloperidol (Haldol)
Heart medications such Calan, Cardizem, Lanoxin, Norpace, Mexitil, Procardia, Quinidex, andTonocard
Itraconazole (Sporanox)
Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Levodopa (Sinemet)
Narcotic analgesics such as Darvon, Demerol, Percocet, Percodan
Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
Probenecid (Benemid)
Progestins such as Megace
Steroid drugs such as Deltasone and Prelone
Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
Theophylline (Theolair, Slo
- Manufacturer -
5 Moore Drive
P O Box 13398
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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