Rifampin Oral Capsule 150Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Rifampin: Oral capsule (150mg)

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Rifampin 150mg Cap
Versapharm Incorporated
Pill Identification: Rifampin 150 VP/015 
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Rifampin 150mg Cap
Eon Labs Inc a Division of Sandoz
Pill Identification: E801 E801 
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Rifampin 150mg Cap
Lannett Co Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO LANNETT 1393 

What is this Medicine?

RIFAMPIN (RIF am pin) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It is used to treat or prevent tuberculosis (TB). It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Rifampin: Oral capsule(150mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Rifampin 150mg Capsule

NDC: 617480015
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Meningococcal Infection Prophylaxis, Tuberculosis Infection, Bacterial Colonization Eradication

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Bacteremia, Bartonellosis, Empyema, Meningitis, Bone And Joint Infections, Endocarditis, Osteomyelitis, Brain Abscess, Leprosy (Hansen's Disease), Pruritus, Orthopedic Device-related Infection, Legionnaire's Disease, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Prophylaxis, Tuberculosis Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store in a dry place
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Rifampin 150mg Capsule
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Versapharm Incorporated
Pill Identification: Rifampin 150 VP/015 
Shape: capsule
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Rifampin 150mg Capsule

Muscle Disease Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Hemolysis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Damage Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Severe Allergy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*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 Rifampin 150mg 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 Rifampin 150mg 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
Marijuana and Rifampin 150mg 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
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

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


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