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Rifabutin Information

Rifabutin Benefits & Uses

Rifabutin is used to treat the following -

  1. Tuberculosis Primary

Rifabutin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Rifabutin


Rifabutin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Rifabutin is used -

  1. Anemia Moderate
  2. Rash
  3. Muscle Ache Mild
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Dyspepsia
  7. Headache Mild
  8. Flatulence Mild
  9. Fever Mild
  10. Sensation of Burning

Rifabutin Related Warnings

Is the use of Rifabutin safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Rifabutin safely.


Is the use of Rifabutin safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Rifabutin for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Rifabutin on the Kidneys?

Rifabutin may have mild side effects on the kidney. Most people will never see any effect on the kidney.


What is the effect of Rifabutin on the Liver?

Side effects of Rifabutin rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Rifabutin on the Heart?

Rifabutin is completely safe for heart.


Severe Interaction of Rifabutin with Other Drugs

Rifabutin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Rifabutin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Rifabutin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Ulcerative Colitis
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Gastritis
  5. Tuberculosis (TB)
  6. Neutropenia

Frequently asked Questions about Rifabutin

Is this Rifabutin habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Rifabutin is addictive.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Rifabutin since it does not cause drowsiness.


Is it safe?

" Yes, Rifabutin it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Rifabutin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Rifabutin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Rifabutin

It is safe to take Rifabutin with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Rifabutin

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Rifabutin with alcohol.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Mycobutin (rifabutin)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 771-772