Rifamate Oral Capsule 150-300Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Rifamate: Oral capsule (150-300mg)

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Rifamate 150mg-300mg Cap
Sanofi-Aventis US LLC
Pill Identification: RIFAMATE RIFAMATE 

What is this Medicine?

ISONIAZID; RIFAMPIN (eye soe NYE a zid; RIF am pin) is a combination of two antibiotics. It is used to treat tuberculosis (TB). It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

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Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule

NDC: 000680509
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Tuberculosis Infection

Storage Information
Store in a dry place
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule
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Sanofi-Aventis US LLC
Pill Identification: RIFAMATE RIFAMATE 
Shape: capsule
Color: red

Reported Side Effects for Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule

Liver Infection Incidence:
<2.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Optic Atrophy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Optic Nerve Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Dysfunction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Visual Impairment Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irregular Periods Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nerve Pain Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
10.0-20.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heartburn Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule(Isoniazid)
Alcohol and Isoniazid(Isoniazid)
Do not drink Ethanol-containing beverages while taking Isoniazid, INH. Side effects from Isoniazid, INH can get worse. Ethanol may also decrease the actions of Isoniazid, INH by reducing the amount of INH in the body. If you develop fatigue, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness or weakness, or nausea/vomiting, contact your health care provider immediately. Also, some ethanol-based products also contain tyramine which can cause flushing, chills, or racing or pounding heartbeat if taken with Isoniazid, INH. These products include some beers (including reduced-ethanol and ethanol-free beer), red wines, sherry, hard liquor, and liqueurs. Avoid ethanol-containing beverages while taking Isoniazid, INH.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule(Rifampin)
Alcohol and Rifampin(Rifampin)
Drinking alcohol beverages while taking Rifampin can increase your risk of developing liver problems. It is best to avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking Rifampin. Your health care provider will need to do blood tests to check your liver before and during your treatment with Rifampin. Discuss any new or worsening side effects, such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dark colored urine, or yellowing of eyes or skin, with your health care provider.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tyramine-containing foods and Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule(Isoniazid)
Tyramine-containing foods and Isoniazid(Isoniazid)
Food interactions with Isoniazid,INH may cause increased blood pressure or other effects. Try to limit the following foods in the diet: aged cheeses; soy sauce; fava bean or broad bean pods; smoked or pickled meats, poultry; or fish (lox, herring, smoked salmon); fermented sausages (bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage); bananas; avocados; and any over-ripe fruit. Dietary restrictions should continue for at least 2 weeks after stopping Isoniazid, INH.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule(Isoniazid)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Isoniazid(Isoniazid)
Try to limit caffeine intake while taking Isoniazid, INH. Side effects from Isoniazid, INH may get worse if you take Caffeine, like increased blood pressure, confusion, restlessness, or other side effects. All preparations containing caffeine should be used sparingly such as tea, coffee, chocolate, cola, or 'stay awake' products. Some nonprescription medicines also contain caffeine and should not be taken along with Isoniazid, INH.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule(Isoniazid)
Marijuana and Isoniazid(Isoniazid)
Isoniazid, INH can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Isoniazid, INH. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Rifamate 150mg-300mg Capsule(Rifampin)
Marijuana and Rifampin(Rifampin)
Rifampin can theoretically increase the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. The side effect profile of Marijuana, Medical may be altered if you take Rifampin. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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