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Rifampicin

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    Oral / IV
    Rifampicin
    Rifadin 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibit bacterial RNA polymerase, resulting in disruption of DNA transcription.
    • Microbiology
    • Active against gram positive bacteria and Mycobacterium species.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Mycobacteria - tuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), leprosy
    • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    • Adverse Effects
    • Orange discolouration of bodily fluids
    • Hepatitis
    • Reflux
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