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Brand name: Rifadin

Rifadin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) rifampicin. On this page you will find out more about Rifadin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: rifampicin

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Rifadin (1 x 600 mg vial, 1 x 10 mL inert diluent ampoule), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Tuberculosis. In the initial treatment and in re-treatment of patients with tuberculosis, RIFADIN must be used in conjunction with at least one other antituberculosis drug. Leprosy. In the management of lepromatous leprosy and dimorphous leprosy to effect speedy conversion of the infectious state to the noninfectious state, which may be expected to occur in 3 to 4 months of treatment. As an alterantive drug in lepromatous, dimorphous, indeterminate and tuberculoid leprosy resistant to sulfones and other antileprosy drugs. As an alternative drug in all those patients having true drug allergy to the more commonly used antileprosy drugs. Meningococcal disease. Prophylaxis of meningococcal disease in close contacts of known cases and in carriers. (RIFADIN is not indicated for the treatment of meningococcal infections). Haemophilus influenzae. Prophylaxis of household contacts of patients with H. influenzae type B.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 vial of powder - 600mg: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 ampoule of water 10mL: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance Powder, red
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intravenous
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance Clear liquid
Dosage Form Diluent, not applicable
Route of administration Intravenous

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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