Rifampicin

Rifampicin treats tuberculosis (TB). Tell your doctor of all the medications you take as this medication can interact with many medications.

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  • Other
  • Aids-related Opportunistic Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Brucellosis
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Leprosy
  • Meningitis, Bacterial
  • Meningitis, Meningococcal
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Tuberculosis

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Uses of Rifampicin

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Rifampicin is used in the treatment of:

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
  • Brucellosis
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Leprosy
  • Meningitis, Bacterial
  • Staphylococcal Infections

Rifampicin is used in the prevention of:

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

Rifampicin Brand Names

Rifampicin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Rifampicin Drug Class

Rifampicin is part of the drug class:

Rifampicin Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • ACYCLOVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • AMINOPHYLLINE/RIFAMPIN
  • AMIODARONE/RIFAMPIN
  • AMITRIPTYLINE/RIFAMPIN
  • AMOXAPINE/RIFAMPIN
  • AMPRENAVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • ANISINDIONE/RIFAMPIN
  • APREPITANT/RIFAMPIN
  • ARIPIPRAZOLE/RIFAMPIN
  • ARTEMETHER/RIFAMPIN
  • ATAZANAVIR SO4/RIFAMPIN
  • ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM/RIFAMPIN
  • AXITINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • BEDAQUILINE/RIFAMPIN
  • BETAMETHASONE/RIFAMPIN
  • BOCEPREVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • BORTEZOMIB/RIFAMPIN
  • BUPROPION/RIFAMPIN
  • BUSPIRONE/RIFAMPIN
  • CABAZITAXEL/RIFAMPIN
  • CABOZANTINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • CANAGLIFLOZIN/RIFAMPIN
  • CHLORPROPAMIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • CIDOFOVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • CLOMIPRAMINE/RIFAMPIN
  • CLOZAPINE/RIFAMPIN
  • CORTISONE/RIFAMPIN
  • CRIZOTINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • CYCLOSPORINE/RIFAMPIN
  • DABIGATRAN/RIFAMPIN
  • DAPSONE/RIFAMPIN
  • DARUNAVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • DASATINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • DELAVIRDINE MESYLATE/RIFAMPIN
  • DESIPRAMINE/RIFAMPIN
  • DESOGESTREL/RIFAMPIN
  • DEXAMETHASONE/RIFAMPIN
  • DICUMAROL/RIFAMPIN
  • DIGITALIS/RIFAMPIN
  • DILTIAZEM/RIFAMPIN
  • DISOPYRAMIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • DOXEPIN/RIFAMPIN
  • DOXYCYCLINE/RIFAMPIN
  • DRONEDARONE/RIFAMPIN
  • EFAVIRENZ/RIFAMPIN
  • ENZALUTAMIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • ERLOTINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • ESTROGENS/RIFAMPIN
  • ESZOPICLONE/RIFAMPIN
  • ETHINYL ESTRADIOL/RIFAMPIN
  • ETHYNODIOL DIACETATE/RIFAMPIN
  • ETRAVIRINE/RIFAMPIN
  • EVEROLIMUS/RIFAMPIN
  • FAMCICLOVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • FESOTERODINE/RIFAMPIN
  • FLUCONAZOLE/RIFAMPIN
  • FLUDROCORTISONE/RIFAMPIN
  • FOSAMPRENAVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • FOSAPREPITANT/RIFAMPIN
  • GANCICLOVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • GEFITINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • GLIMEPIRIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • GLIPIZIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • GLYBURIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • HALOPERIDOL/RIFAMPIN
  • HYDROCORTISONE/RIFAMPIN
  • IMATINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • IMIPRAMINE/RIFAMPIN
  • INDINAVIR SULFATE/RIFAMPIN
  • ITRACONAZOLE/RIFAMPIN
  • IVACAFTOR/RIFAMPIN
  • IXABEPILONE/RIFAMPIN
  • KETOCONAZOLE/RIFAMPIN
  • LAMOTRIGINE/RIFAMPIN
  • LAPATINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • LEVONORGESTREL/RIFAMPIN
  • LINAGLIPTIN/RIFAMPIN
  • LINEZOLID/RIFAMPIN
  • LOPINAVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • LOSARTAN/RIFAMPIN
  • LUMEFANTRINE/RIFAMPIN
  • LURASIDONE HYDROCHLORIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • MARAVIROC/RIFAMPIN
  • MEDROXYPROGESTERONE/RIFAMPIN
  • MEFLOQUINE/RIFAMPIN
  • MESTRANOL/RIFAMPIN
  • METHADONE/RIFAMPIN
  • METHYLPREDNISOLONE/RIFAMPIN
  • MEXILETINE/RIFAMPIN
  • MORPHINE/RIFAMPIN
  • NELFINAVIR MESYLATE/RIFAMPIN
  • NEVIRAPINE/RIFAMPIN
  • NIFEDIPINE/RIFAMPIN
  • NILOTINIB/RIFAMPIN
  • NORELGESTROMIN/RIFAMPIN
  • NORETHINDRONE/RIFAMPIN
  • NORETHYNODREL/RIFAMPIN
  • NORGESTIMATE/RIFAMPIN
  • NORGESTREL/RIFAMPIN
  • NORTRIPTYLINE/RIFAMPIN
  • ONDANSETRON/RIFAMPIN
  • PAZOPANIB/RIFAMPIN
  • PHENPROCOUMON/RIFAMPIN
  • PHENYTOIN/RIFAMPIN
  • PIOGLITAZONE/RIFAMPIN
  • PITAVASTATIN/RIFAMPIN
  • PRAVASTATIN/RIFAMPIN
  • PRAZIQUANTEL/RIFAMPIN
  • PREDNISOLONE/RIFAMPIN
  • PREDNISONE/RIFAMPIN
  • PROPAFENONE/RIFAMPIN
  • PROTRIPTYLINE/RIFAMPIN
  • QUETIAPINE FUMARATE/RIFAMPIN
  • QUINIDINE/RIFAMPIN
  • RALTEGRAVIR/RIFAMPIN
  • RANOLAZINE/RIFAMPIN
  • REPAGLINIDE/RIFAMPIN
  • RIFAMPIN/RILPIVIRINE
  • RIFAMPIN/RISPERIDONE
  • RIFAMPIN/RITONAVIR
  • RIFAMPIN/RIVAROXABAN
  • RIFAMPIN/ROMIDEPSIN
  • RIFAMPIN/ROSIGLITAZONE
  • RIFAMPIN/SAQUINAVIR
  • RIFAMPIN/SAXAGLIPTIN
  • RIFAMPIN/SIMVASTATIN
  • RIFAMPIN/SIROLIMUS
  • RIFAMPIN/SORAFENIB
  • RIFAMPIN/SUNITINIB
  • RIFAMPIN/TACROLIMUS
  • RIFAMPIN/TAMOXIFEN
  • RIFAMPIN/TELAPREVIR
  • RIFAMPIN/TEMSIROLIMUS
  • RIFAMPIN/THEOPHYLLINE
  • RIFAMPIN/TICAGRELOR
  • RIFAMPIN/TIPRANAVIR
  • RIFAMPIN/TOLBUTAMIDE
  • RIFAMPIN/TOLVAPTAN
  • RIFAMPIN/TOREMIFENE CITRATE
  • RIFAMPIN/TRIAMCINOLONE
  • RIFAMPIN/TRIAZOLAM
  • RIFAMPIN/TRIMIPRAMINE
  • RIFAMPIN/VALACYCLOVIR HYDROCHLORIDE
  • RIFAMPIN/VANDETANIB
  • RIFAMPIN/VERAPAMIL
  • RIFAMPIN/VORICONAZOLE
  • RIFAMPIN/WARFARIN

This is not a complete list of Rifampicindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Rifampicin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Rifampin falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

OR

There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Rifampin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

OR

No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Rifampin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Rifampicin Dosage

Take rifampicin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Rifampicin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Rifampicin is available in the following doses:

  • Isoniazid-rifampin 150 Mg-300 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Isoniazid/pyrazinamide/rifampin 50 Mg-300 Mg-120 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Rifampin 150 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Rifampin 300 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Rifampin 600 Mg Intravenous Powder For Injection
  • Rifampin Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Rifampicin is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet