Priftin treats active and latent tuberculosis. May produce a red-orange discoloration of bodily fluids.

Priftin Overview


Priftin is a prescription medication used to treat active and latent tuberculosis. Priftin belongs to a group of medications called antibiotics which work by killing or slowing the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Priftin is available as a tablet and is usually taken 1 to 2 times per week, with food. The number of times a week you take your medication will depend on what point of therapy you are at and it you are treating active or latent tuberculosis.

Common side effects of Priftin include change in blood counts, joint pain, headache, vomiting, and nausea.

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  • Mycobacterium Infections
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary

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Uses of Priftin

Priftin is used to treat active and latent tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Priftin will be given with another anti-tuberculosis medication.

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



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Side Effects of Priftin

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

Common side effects of Priftin include:

  • decreased blood cell counts
  • increase in liver function test
  • joint pain
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • rash
  • itching

This is not a complete list of Priftin 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.