GENERIC NAME: RIFAMPIN - INJECTION (riff-AM-pin)
BRAND NAME(S): Rifadin
USES: This medication is used in the treatment of tuberculosis or other infections when the oral form cannot be taken. Use of only rifampin and pyrazinamide as a two-drug, two-month therapy to treat tuberculosis (specifically "latent" TB infection) is no longer recommended. Infrequently, serious (sometimes fatal) liver disease has occurred with the use of these two drugs alone. Several other effective alternative treatments can be used to treat latent tuberculosis (e.g., isoniazid for 9 months). Use of rifampin and pyrazinamide as part of a multi-drug (3 or more drugs) treatment plan for tuberculosis is still acceptable. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
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