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Rifampicin

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Antitubercular Children, Adult

Rifampicin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Rifampicin be used?

  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • This medication should be taken at least 30 minutes before food, on an empty stomach. However, if you are having stomach discomfort, you can take them after food instead.
  • Take your medication at the same time every day to maintain the same amount of medication in your body.
  • In children, an oral liquid formulation (in-house preparation) may be available. Use a medicine spoon or the graduated syringe provided to measure the medication. Do not use household spoons as they may not be accurate.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • It is important to complete the entire course of medication, even when you start feeling better during the treatment. This ensures that the tuberculosis bacteria in your body is fully killed.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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