What is rifabutin?

Rifabutin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Generic Name: rifabutin (RIF a BUE tin)Brand Name: Mycobutin Rifabutin is used to prevent mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in people with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Rifabutin is also used with other medicines to treat tuberculosis in people with HIV. Rifabutin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Mycobacterium avium complex …

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What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and how do we control it?

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can develop resistance to the antimicrobial drugs used to cure the disease. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is TB that does not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the 2 most powerful anti-TB drugs. The 2 reasons why multidrug resistance continues to emerge and spread are mismanagement of TB treatment …

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Information about rifaximin

Rifaximin, an antibiotic used to treat Travelers Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Hepatic Encephalopathy. Traveller Diarrhea Traveler diarrhea is a gastrointestinal infection. Rifaximin, as an antibiotic and not easily absorbed by the intestine, is widely used to treat the disease. Irritable bowel syndrome Rifaximin is approved in the United States for the treatment of irritable bowel …

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What are Rifamycin derivatives?

Rifamycin derivatives are antibiotics that work by binding to and inhibiting the mycobacterial DNA dependent RNA polymerase. These antibiotics are bacteriocidal and therefore extremely effective antituberculosis agents, but resistance can develop rapidly if used as a single agent. They easily penetrate into cells, body fluids and cerebrospinal fluid so can be used against organisms in …

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What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. TB is a severe infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB usually starts in the lungs. The bacteria are easily spread from one person to another through the air. They can live in your body a long time …

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