rifapentine - oral, Priftin
GENERIC NAME: RIFAPENTINE - ORAL (riff-uh-PEN-teen)
BRAND NAME(S): Priftin
USES: This medication is used with other medications to treat tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs. Rifapentine is known as a rifamycin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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