Rifacept 600 Mg Capsule

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Rifacept Information

Rifacept is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet, Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Tuberculosis. The alternative uses of Rifacept have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Rifacept depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Rifacept can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Rifacept are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Rifacept has a Mild effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Rifacept has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Rifacept related warnings section.

Rifacept is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. The section on Rifacept contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Rifacept have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Rifacept is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Rifacept Benefits & Uses

Rifacept is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Rifacept 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: Dose should not exceed 600 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: Dose should not exceed 600 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: Dose should not exceed 600 mg/day
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: Dose should not exceed 600 mg/day
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: Dose should not exceed 600 mg/day
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Meningitis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Rifacept Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Rifacept safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can consume [medicine]. Though Rifacept has mild side effects when taken during pregnany

    Mild
  • Is the use of Rifacept safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Rifacept. If you see any side effects, stop taking Rifacept immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Rifacept again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Rifacept on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Rifacept on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Rifacept on the Liver?


    The liver can be affected by Rifacept. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Rifacept only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Rifacept on the Heart?


    Rifacept is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Rifacept with Other Drugs

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

Severe

FentanylLamivudine,Tenofovir
    Amlodipine,Benazepril
      Olmesartan,Amlodipine,Hydrochlorothiazide

        Mild



        Rifacept Contraindications

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



        Frequently asked Questions about Rifacept

        • Is this Rifacept habit forming or addictive?


          Forming a habit of Rifacept has not been reported.

          No
        • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


          Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Rifacept since it will not make you feel sleepy.

          Safe
        • Is it safe?


          Yes, Rifacept 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?


          No, Rifacept cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

          No

        Rifacept Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        • Interaction between Food and Rifacept


          Taking Rifacept with food does not harm your health.

          Safe
        • Interaction between Alcohol and Rifacept


          Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Rifacept as it can have severe side effects.

          Severe


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        This medicine data has been created by -

        Vikas Chauhan

        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        5 Years of Experience


        References

        US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Rifadin (rifampin)

        KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 767-768

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