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Rifater Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Rifater is a combination antibiotic used to treat the initial phase of tuberculosis.

Rifater Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 4 tablets, and you should be taken daily.
  • Safety and effectiveness in children under the age of 15 have not been established.

Uses of Rifater

  • It is used to treat the initial phase of tuberculosis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Rifater

Before taken Rifater medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Rifater. Side effects may include:

  • Angina
  • Bone pain
  • Chest pain
  • Diabetic coma
  • Fluttery heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Reddened skin
  • Skin peeling or flaking

Warnings and precautions before taking Rifater:

  • If you are taking Rifater, then it may cause your urine, sputum, sweat, and tears to turn a red-orange color. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • You should be used this medicine with caution if you have diabetes or kidney disease.
  • Rifater may also cause eye problems, so you should have a complete eye examination before starting therapy and periodically during Rifater treatment.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Rifater with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Rifater with the following:

  • Antacids such as Maalox or Tums
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital and Nembutal
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Dapsone
  • Fluconazole
  • Haloperidol
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Levodopa
  • Nortriptyline
  • Probenecid
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax
Overdose

After taken Rifater if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Rifater overdose include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Coma
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations
  • Increasing tiredness or sluggishness
  • Liver enlargement or tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Seizures


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