Rifater is prescribed in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Rifater is a combination antibiotic prescribed to treat the initial phase of tuberculosis. After a 2-month period, your doctor may prescribe another combination of antituberculosis drugs (Rifamate), which can be continued for longer periods.
Rifater side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Yellowing Of Skin And Eyes;
- Swelling Of The Legs;
- Skin Peeling Or Flaking;
- Reddened Skin;
- Numbness Or Tingling Of The Legs;
- Joint Pain;
- Fluttery Heartbeat;
- Digestive Pain;
- Difficult Breathing;
- Diabetic Coma;
- Coughing Up Blood;
- Chest Tightness;
- Chest Pain;
- Bone Pain;
- Angina (Crushing Chest Pain);
- Stomach upset;
- Trouble sleeping;
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
Notify your doctor if you develop:
- Changes in vision;
- Dark urine;
- Joint pain;
- Memory trouble;
- Muscle aches;
- Numbness or tingling of the hands or feet;
- Pale stools;
- Sore throat;
- Unusual bruising or bleeding;
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
Rifater may cause urine, saliva, tears and sweat to turn red-orange in color.
Do not be alarmed. This will disappear when the medication is stopped. Soft
contact lenses may be permanently discolored by Rifater. In the unlikely event
you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
- Trouble breathing;
Take once a day, as follows:
If you weigh 97 pounds or less: 4 tablets
If you weigh 98 to 120 pounds: 5 tablets
If you weigh 121 pounds or more: 6 tablets
Safety and effectiveness in children under the age of 15 have not been established.