What is Rifabutin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Mycobutin

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Rifabutin, available under the brand name Mycobutin®, is an antibiotic used for the prevention of disseminated mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in patients with advanced HIV infection. It is also used in multidrug regimens for treatment of MAC.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rifabutin

Side effect Patients
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1

Why patients stopped taking Rifabutin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Rifabutin

Duration

Stopped taking Rifabutin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Rifabutin

Nov 16, 2008 (Started Oct 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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