Is mycobutin the same as rifabutin?
BRAND NAME(S): Mycobutin. USES: This medication is used alone or with another medication to help prevent a certain serious infection (Mycobacterium avium complex-MAC). Rifabutin is known as a rifamycin antibiotic.
What is the major adverse effect of rifabutin?
Diarrhea, stomach upset, changes in taste, or nausea/vomiting may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication may cause urine, sweat, saliva, or tears to turn brown-orange. This effect is harmless and will disappear when the medication is stopped.
Does rifabutin have side effects?
Rifabutin may cause side effects. Skin, tears, saliva, sweat, urine, and stools may turn brown-orange; this side effect is normal and will stop when you finish taking this medication. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea.
What is mycobutin used for?
This medication is used alone or with another medication to help prevent a certain serious infection (Mycobacterium avium complex-MAC). Rifabutin is known as a rifamycin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats and prevents only bacterial infections.
Can rifabutin cause fever?
Side effects of rifabutin are uncommon, but include rash, fever, flu-like symptoms, gastrointestinal upset and orange discoloration of urine and sweat.
Can I drink alcohol while taking rifabutin?
What should I avoid while taking amoxicillin, omeprazole, and rifabutin? Do not take this medicine with alcohol. Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
Is streptomycin safe to use?
However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections. Streptomycin injection is usually used for serious bacterial infections for which other medicines may not work. However, it may also cause some serious side effects, including damage to your hearing and sense of balance.
Who should not take streptomycin?
The risk is higher if you have kidney disease, if you are receiving high doses of this medication, if you use this drug for a long time, if you are an older adult (older than 60 years), or if you develop a severe loss of body water (become dehydrated).
Is Levaquin safe to take?
Levaquin can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, side effects on your nerves (which may cause permanent nerve damage), serious mood or behavior changes (after just one dose), or low blood sugar (which can lead to coma).
What are the Common side effects of Mycobutin?
Common side effects of Mycobutin include: red, orange, or brown discoloration of your skin, tears, sweat, saliva, urine, or stools (this side effect is harmless and will disappear when the medication is stopped).
What are the inactive ingredients in Mycobutin capsules?
Mycobutin Capsules for oral administration contain 150 mg of the rifamycin antimycobacterial agent rifabutin, USP, per capsule, along with the inactive ingredients, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, red iron oxide, silica gel, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and edible white ink.
Is it OK to take Mycobutin with food?
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Mycobutin may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. If you develop signs of tuberculosis while taking Mycobutin, you should be treated with tuberculosis medications right away.
How is Mycobutin used in the treatment of HIV?
Mycobutin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Mycobutin is used to prevent mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in people with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Mycobutin is also used with other medicines to treat tuberculosis in people with HIV. Mycobutin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.