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Generic: rifabutin
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It is used to prevent mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in people with HIV infection
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups.

This medicine can color your urine, stool, sweat, tears, sputum, skin or saliva red, orange or brown. This is not a cause for alarm. However, soft contact lenses may be permanently stained.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • dark urine
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • general ill feeling or flu- like symptoms
  • light- colored stools
  • loss of appetite, nausea
  • right upper belly pain
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches, pains
  • nausea, vomiting
  • orange to brown color of urine, stools, saliva, tears, soft contact lenses, and sweat
  • stomach pain, upset
  • unusual taste

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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