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Rifabutin Information

Rifabutin Benefits & Uses

Rifabutin is used to treat the following -

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?

Rifabutin may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Rifabutin on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Rifabutin on kidney have been reported.


What is the effect of Rifabutin on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Rifabutin on the liver have been reported.


What is the effect of Rifabutin on the Heart?

Using Rifabutin does not have any harmful effects on the 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?

Rifabutin is not addictive in nature.


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

Rifabutin does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Yes, Rifabutin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Rifabutin is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Rifabutin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Rifabutin

Taking Rifabutin with food is safe.


Interaction between Alcohol and Rifabutin

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Rifabutin and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


  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
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