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R Cin 150 mg Capsule

Manufactured byLupin Ltd.
ContainsRifampicin
Description

R Cin 150 mg Capsule is an antitubercular medicine which helps to treat tuberculosis and meningococcal meningitis. It should be taken with other medicines to prevent the spread of infection. This medicine may cause reddish coloration of the urine, sweat, sputum, and tears.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for R Cin 150 mg Capsule

  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual behavior
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat

Uses of R Cin 150 mg Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Tuberculosis
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Leprosy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to rifampicin, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Anti viral medications

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients receiving antiviral therapy since it may reduce the effects of antiviral medications and may lead to the development of viral resistance.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Liver injury

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of diabetes since it may alter blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate patient education, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of developing bacteria that are drug-resistant.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clopidogrel

Propranolol

Warfarin

Atorvastatin

Live cholera vaccine

Diltiazem

Cyclosporine

Avanafil

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with acute liver disease or a known history of liver injury due to the use of this medicine. It should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of serious liver injuries which may be fatal. Close monitoring of liver function tests is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Colitis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of colitis due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hematopoietic disturbances

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with preexisting bone marrow depression or blood dyscrasias due to the increased risk of serious hematopoietic abnormalities. These abnormalities may include thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, decreased hemoglobin levels, acute hemolytic anemia, etc. Close monitoring of complete blood counts, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed to prevent the spread of infection. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by interfering with the bacterial DNA synthesis and stops the growth of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antituberculosis agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682403.html

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Rifadin 150mg Capsules - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 4 February 2020]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6382/smpc
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