What is R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) used for?
R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) is an oral antibiotic prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from tuberculosis. The medication operates by disrupting bacterial cell walls and preventing their reproduction to stop the spread of infection allowing the immune system to eliminate it. Your physician may prescribe it along with other medications or to treat other unlisted condition.
How should I use R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin)?
R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) should be used according to your physician's instructions for best results. It is normally prescribed to be taken once each day at the indicated dosage, but your regiment will be determined by your symptoms, health condition, and response to previous treatments. Never self-medicate to prevent unexpected health problems caused by misuse.
Swallow tablets whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water on an empty stomach to aid absorption. To ensure this, take the medication an hour before eating or two hours after a meal. Do not alter the form of the medicine by splitting, chewing, crushing, or dissolving the contents of the tablets to prevent destroying them or changing their effects by disrupting the timing of release. You are also advised to take the doses at the same time each day to get the most efficient results by keeping a constant level of medicine in the system at all times.
Attend regular medical appointments with your physician to make sure you are getting the most effective results from treatment. By observing your response to the medication, it is possible to make the correct adjustments to your dosage or frequency of application until the best effects are discovered. Follow these directions and ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin)?
As with any treatment, the use of R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) can cause side effects in some patients. These will not occur in all users and can be mild or severe. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms to make sure the correct response. This can include reducing your dosage or frequency of administration until the best results occur. You may also be instructed to seek emergency medical assistance in more serious cases.
Side effects that may occur include:
R-Cinex (Isoniazid/RIfampin) should not be used in patients who have severe liver damage.
Inform your physician if you have other conditions that may cause complications with treatment, such as if you are elderly, have diabetes, alcoholism, an HIV infection, porphyrias, a history of mental illness, malnutrition, epilepsy, or decreased liver or kidney function. Patients may require reduced doses or other adjustments to your treatment to prevent these health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin). 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.