Mycobutin

Mycobutin prevents Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in people with HIV infection. It is normal for sweat, urine, saliva, tears, skin, and stools to turn brown-orange.

Mycobutin Overview

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Mycobutin is a prescription medication used to prevent Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in people with HIV infection. Mycobutin belongs to a group of drugs called antibiotics. These work by preventing or slowing the growth of certain bacteria.

This medication comes in a capsule form (by mouth) and is usually taken one to 2 times a day with food if it causes stomach upset.

Common side effects of Mycobutin include brown-orange urine, rash, and stomach upset.

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  • Mycobacterium Avium-intracellulare Infection
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Uses of Mycobutin

Mycobutin is a prescription medication used to prevent Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in people with HIV infection. The MAC infection can occur in the lungs, intestines, bone marrow, liver, and spleen.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Manufacturer

Rifabutin

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Side Effects of Mycobutin

Serious side effects have been reported with Mycobutin. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Mycobutin include the following:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • insomnia (trouble sleeping)
  • Rash
  • chest pain
  • fever
  • headache
  • upset stomach
  • brown-orange sweat, urine, saliva, tears, skin, and stool
  • change in the way things taste
  • muscle pain
  • neutropenia (low number of white blood cells)
  • anemia (blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body)

This is not a complete list of Mycobutin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.