What is R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) used for?
R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) is an oral antibiotic prescribed to treat tuberculosis. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This action may also make it useful for treating meningococcal meningitis or Legionaires' disease. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin)?
Strictly follow the instructions provided by your physician while using R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once or twice each day for a period of medication lasting up to two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin)?
Some patients using R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are flu symptoms, fever, sensitive skin, easier bruising, edema, muscle fatigue, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin) should not be used by patients who are allergic to rifamycin antibiotics or who have jaundice. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have alcoholism, porphyrias, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using R-Cinex (Isoniazid/Rifampin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.