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Rifampicin

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Sally Anne Argyle


Introduction

Name

  • Rifampicin.

Class of drug

  • Rifamycin family of antimicrobials.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Induction of microsomal enzymes decreases the half-life of the drug itself and may interfere with the half-life of other concurrently administered drugs such as corticosteroids, itraconazole, ketoconazole, warfarin and barbiturates.
  • Synergistic interaction with certain other antimicrobials, including erythromycin   Therapeutics: macrolides lincosamides   and penicillin G   Penicillin G  is observed and reduces the development of resistance.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Bertone J & Horspool L (2004) Eds. Equine Clinical Pharmacology. Saunders. ISBN: 0702024848.
  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (2004) 6th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society. ISBN: 0853695792.
  • Derived from Antimicrobial Therapy (2000) 3rd edn. Eds: Prescott J F, Baggot J D & Walker R D. Iowa state University Press.
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