Rifampicin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, leprosy, and Legionnaires’ disease. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial DNA, thereby preventing the growth and reproduction of the bacteria.
Effective in treating a wide range of bacterial infections
Can be used in combination with other antibiotics to increase the effectiveness of treatment
Has been used for decades and is well-tolerated by most patients
Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Can cause liver damage or dysfunction in rare cases
Can lead to the development of resistance in bacteria if used improperly or excessively
Can interact with other medications, so it is important to inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking.