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Safety in Lactation: Antituberculosis drugs

23 September 2020The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other professional organisations advise that breastfeeding should not be discouraged in women with tuberculosis. However, the…

What is a suitable combined oral contraceptive pill in a patient who is taking hepatic enzyme-inducing drugs, such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifampicin or rifabutin?

16 May 2019This updated Medicines Q&A provides advice on a suitable oral contraceptive that can be used in a woman using an enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic or anti-tubercle drug.…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

RifadinSanofi

Sanofi
Rifadin
Capsules 150mg, 300mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from light and store in airtight containers.
31 July 2015

RimactaneSandoz Ltd

Sandoz Ltd
Rimactane
Capsules 300mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from light, store in airtight container. Protect from moisture
31 July 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Small amounts in breast milk
Limited published evidence of use in breastfeeding
Mildly elevated liver enzymes reported in one infant
18 September 2018