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Rifampin (Rifampicin) Summary

Description: A semisynthetic antibiotic produced from Streptomyces mediterranei. It has a broad antibacterial spectrum, including activity against several forms of Mycobacterium. In susceptible organisms it inhibits DNA-dependent RNA polymerase activity by forming a stable complex with the enzyme. It thus suppresses the initiation of RNA synthesis. Rifampin is bactericidal, and acts on both intracellular and extracellular organisms. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p1160)

Also Known As: Rifampicin; Benemycin; Rifadin; Rimactan; Rimactane Show All >>

Networked: 5741 relevant articles (544 outcomes, 599 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Rifampin is Relevant

  1. Infection : 168 outcomes 112 studies in 1007 results
  2. Tuberculosis (Tuberculoses) : 95 outcomes 148 studies in 1794 results
  3. Pulmonary Tuberculosis : 24 outcomes 82 studies in 603 results
  4. Brucellosis (Malta Fever) : 22 outcomes 22 studies in 101 results
  5. Pruritus (Itching) : 17 outcomes 3 studies in 61 results
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Drugs Related to Rifampin

  1. Isoniazid (Ftivazide)
  2. Vancomycin
  3. Ethambutol (Myambutol)
  4. Pyrazinamide
  5. Streptomycin (Streptomycin Sulfate)
  6. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
  7. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin)
  8. Minocycline (Cyclops)
  9. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  10. Erythromycin (Erycette)
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Therapies Related to Rifampin

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Transplants (Transplant)
  3. Catheters
  4. Chemoprevention
  5. Prostheses and Implants (Prosthesis)
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