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Rifampicin
Essential medicine status
General description
Rifampicin is an antibiotic with a broad spectrum of activity. It is used in treatment regimens for tuberculosis and leprosy (Hansen disease).
INN
Rifampicin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Leprosy
Added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Tuberculosis
Therapeutic equivalent for
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Recommendations
Section
Antileprosy medicines
  • Oral > Solid: 150 mg solid oral dose form; 300 mg solid oral dose form
Indications
Section
Antituberculosis medicines
  • Oral > Liquid: 20 mg per mL
Indications