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Brand name: Mycobutin TM

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Active ingredients: rifabutin

What it is used for

MYCOBUTIN is indicated for: The prophylaxis of M.avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) infections in patients with advanced HIV infection (CD4 counts lower than 200/uL); The treatment of infections caused by MAC and other atypical mycobacteria, including in immunocompromised patients; The treatment of chronic multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis in the presence of rifampicin resistant, rifabutin-sensitive M.tuberculosis strains; The treatment of newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in the presence of rifampicin resistant, rifabutin sensitive M.tuberculosis strains. In accordance with the commonly accepted criteria for the treatment of mycobacterial infections, Mycobutin should always be given in combination with other anti-mycobacterial drugs not belonging to the family of rifamycins.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Red-brown, self-locking hard gelatin capsule, Size 0 with the radial imprints "Pharmacia & Upjohn" and "Mycobutin", in white ink.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on August 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient rifabutin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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