What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Rifabutin?

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• This medicine is used to treat infection caused by a specific bacteria in patients with a weak immune system.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have porphyria, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor). Alcohol can worsen liver disease.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Change in color of body fluids to orange.

• Discoloration of contact lenses. Do not wear while taking this medicine.

• Belly pain.

• Diarrhea. Yogurt, Bifidobacterium bifidum, or Lactobacillus acidophilusmay help. These products are...