R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP)
What is R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP) used for?
R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP) is used to treat tuberculosis. It may be used together with other medications to treat this condition. It is also used as a treatment for some people with neisseria meningitidis, a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis infections. People with this are given this drug to prevent them from infecting others. However, it is not used to treat people who have already been diagnosed with meningitis. It may also be used to treat other types of bacterial infection. This drug is known as a type of antimycobacterials, which kills the bacteria responsible for the infection.
How should I use R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP)?
R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP) capsules are taken orally, usually on an empty stomach. You should take them either 1 hour before eating or else 2 hours after meals. Patients using this antibiotic to treat tuberculosis are normally told to take it once per day, whereas those being given it to prevent neisseria meningitidis from spreading to other people are normally told to take it twice daily for two days. Patients taking this drug to treat tuberculosis may be told to take it for several months, or even longer. Follow all instructions provided to you by your physician and take it for the entire period for which it was prescribed.
What are the side effects of R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP)?
Side effects of R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP) include:
If you notice more serious symptoms, such as appetite loss, swelling of the joints or fever, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using R-Cin 450 (Rifampicin IP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.