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Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet 10's

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet 10's

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Manufacturer/Marketer

CONCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet belongs to the group of medicines called anti-tuberculosis drugs primarily used to treat and prevent tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs, but it can also spread to other body parts such as the kidneys, brain, spine, and bone marrow. Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet is also used in the treatment of leprosy (infectious disease-causing skin lesions and nerve damage), legionnaires disease (a type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria), brucellosis (bacterial infection), and serious staphylococcal infections.

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet is a combination of three drugs, namely: Rifampicin, Pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and Isoniazid. Rifampicin works by inactivating a bacterial RNA-polymerase, an enzyme that allows TB bacteria to make and replicate essential proteins. Isoniazid prevents the creation of its protective coating by these bacteria. Together, they destroy the bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes TB (tuberculosis), and the infection is eliminated. Vitamin B6 treats nerve damage (neuritis) caused by tuberculosis (TB), treating drugs like isoniazid.

Take Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as prescribed. The dose and duration of Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet can vary depending on your condition and the severity of the infection. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as severe diarrhea, possibly with blood in the stools, hypertension, kidney problems, severe stomach pain, mental disturbances, constipation, dry mouth, and upset stomach. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

Do not stop taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet despite symptomatic relief. Treat your condition effectually. Continue taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet for as long as it has been prescribed for you. Avoid foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as they might cause interaction. Maintain a gap of one hour between Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet and antacid medicines. Consult your doctor before taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Avoid breastfeeding while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as it passes into breast milk. Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may cause dizziness, and vision problems, so drive with caution. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as it could lead to increased drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage. Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may make the 'contraceptive pill” less effective. So, use a reliable barrier method of contraception such as condoms while on Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet .

Uses of Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet

Treatment of Tuberculosis

Medicinal Benefits

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet is a combination of three drugs, namely: Rifampicin, Pyridoxine, and Isoniazid. Rifampicin works by inactivating a bacterial RNA-polymerase, an enzyme that allows TB bacteria to make and replicate essential proteins. Isoniazid prevents the creation of its own protective coating by these bacteria. Together, they destroy the bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes TB (tuberculosis), and the infection is eliminated. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is a water-soluble vitamin that treats and prevents nerve damage (peripheral neuritis) caused by tuberculosis (TB), treating drugs like isoniazid.

Directions for Use

Take Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet 30 minutes before food or 2 hours after food or take it as advised by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole, do not crush or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet

  • Severe diarrhea, possibly with blood in the stools
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney problems
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Mental disturbances
  • Headache
  • Change in color of body fluids to orange or red
  • Dark urine
  • Muscle weakness
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Upset stomach

Drug Warnings

Do not take Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet if you are allergic to any of its contents, if you have jaundice, or take HIV medicines (saquinavir or ritonavir). Before starting Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet , please inform your doctor if you have diabetes, epilepsy, gout, mental health problems, HIV infection, malnutrition, peripheral neuropathy, porphyria, bleeding problems, kidney or liver problems. Avoid foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as they might cause interaction. Maintain a gap of one hour between Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet and antacid medicines. Consult your doctor before taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy as Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet can affect the unborn baby's growth. Avoid breastfeeding while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as it passes into breast milk. Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet is not recommended for use in children. Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may cause dizziness, and drowsiness, so drive with caution. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as it could lead to increased drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Medicines used to thin the blood such as warfarin, medicines used for pain such as codeine, morphine, pethidine, corticosteroids used for inflammation such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, and prednisolone, methadone used for heroin withdrawal, medicines used for cancer such as imatinib, Irinotecan used for cancer, oral contraceptives, levodopa used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Drug-Food Interactions: Do not consume alcohol while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as it could lead to increased dizziness and liver damage. Avoid foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as they might cause interaction.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Porphyria (a rare blood problem), diabetes, mental problems, kidney and liver problems.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • WARFARIN
  • CODEINE
  • MORPHINE
  • PETHIDINE
  • HYDROCORTISONE
  • BETAMETHASONE
  • PREDNISOLONE
  • METHADONE
  • IMATINIB
  • IRINOTECAN
  • LEVODOPA

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Pineapple juice might help soothe the symptoms of cough and cold. It also has anti-inflammatory and mucolytic properties.
  • Foods rich in vitamin C, such as kiwi, broccoli, and bell pepper, help improve the immune system.
  • Avoid processed and fried foods.
  • Warm ginger tea or warm soup can help in providing relief from cough.
  • Avoid foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine, such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer.
  • Quit smoking and avoid alcohol consumption.

Special Advise

  • Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may affect test results of blood tests such as folate, vitamin B12, and liver function tests. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet .
  • Your doctor may advise you to get regular liver tests while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet to check how your liver functions.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Tuberculosis (TB): Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects the lungs, but it could also spread to other body parts such as the kidneys, brain, spine, and bone marrow. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is a contagious disease that can spread to others through small droplets released into the air by a person suffering from tuberculosis. Symptoms include a cough that lasts for a few weeks, pain while coughing or with normal breathing, unexplained fatigue, fever, night sweats, loss of appetite, and weight. People who smoke or consume alcohol, people diagnosed with HIV, and immune system problems are more likely at risk of developing active TB.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet as it could lead to increased drowsiness, dizziness and liver damage.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant. Your doctor will prescribe Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet passes into breast milk. Do not breastfeed while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet . Consult your doctor for further advice.

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Driving

Caution

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, numbness, and tingling sensation in hands and feet. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience these symptoms.

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Liver

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet if you have liver impairment/liver disease.

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet .

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Children

Unsafe

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet can be used in children when prescribed by a child specialist.

Country of origin

INDIA

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 501 Jaisingh Business Center, 119, Sahar Road, Andheri (East) Mumbai - 400 099 India.
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FAQs

Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet is a combination of three drugs, namely: Rifampicin, Pyridoxine, and Isoniazid. Rifampicin works by inactivating a bacterial RNA-polymerase) an enzyme that allows TB bacteria to make and replicate essential proteins. Isoniazid prevents the creation of its own protective coating by these bacteria. Together, they destroy the bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes TB (tuberculosis), and the infection is eliminated. Pyridoxine prevents nerve damage (peripheral neuritis) caused by isoniazid.
Do not stop taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet despite symptomatic relief. Treat your condition effectually, continue taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet for as long as it has been prescribed for you.
Do not take Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet along with antacids as it might decrease the effectiveness of Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet . Maintain a minimum gap of 1hour between both.
Consult your doctor before taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet with other medicines. Medicines used to treat TB such as PAS (P-amino salicylic acid) and cycloserine should be taken 8 hours apart from Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet .
Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet contains isoniazid which might interact with foods and drinks containing histamine or tyramine such as cured meat, matured cheese, soya, tuna, salmon, mackerel, wine, and beer. Avoid these foods while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet .
Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet might decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives (birth control pills). This could lead to an unplanned pregnancy. Instead, use a reliable barrier method of contraception such as condoms or the coil while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet . Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this. Your doctor may suggest an alternate method of contraception.
Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may cause discoloration of teeth, sweat, urine, sputum (phlegm), saliva, or tears. The color in tears may last for some time even after you stop taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet . Do not worry, as it is a common side-effect of Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet .
Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may affect test results of blood tests such as folate, vitamin B12, and liver function tests. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet .
Yes, Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet may cause liver problems, especially in people who are 35 and older. Consult your doctor if you notice symptoms such as yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, pale stools, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, or vomiting. Your doctor may advise you to get regular liver tests while taking Rifa 1 6 Forte Tablet to check how your liver functions.

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