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Rifacon Information

Rifacon, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Tuberculosis.

The optimal dosage of Rifacon is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Rifacon also has some side effects, the most common being Dizziness, Difficulty breathing, Difficulty talking. These side effects of Rifacon are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Rifacon's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Rifacon has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Rifacon related warnings section.

Rifacon is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Heart Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Rifacon contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Rifacon have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Rifacon is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Rifacon Benefits & Uses

Rifacon is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Rifacon 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: 2 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 months
  • Special Instructions: strength 300 mg isoniazid and 600 mg rifampicin
Geriatric
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 months
  • Special Instructions: strength 300 mg isoniazid and 600 mg rifampicin

Rifacon Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Rifacon safe for pregnant women?


    Rifacon can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Rifacon, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Rifacon safe during breastfeeding?


    Rifacon may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Rifacon, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Rifacon.

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


    Kidney can be affected by Rifacon. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Rifacon on the Liver?


    Rifacon can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

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


    Rifacon may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Rifacon with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Rifacon Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Rifacon

  • Is this Rifacon habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Rifacon has not been reported.

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


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Rifacon as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Rifacon only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Rifacon cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Rifacon Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Rifacon


    Taking Rifacon with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Rifacon


    Consumption of alcohol and Rifacon together may have severe effects on your health.

    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

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

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 765-767

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 715-716

Product Description [Internet]: RIFADIN®. USFDA

Product Description [Internet]: ISONIAZID. Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited



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