Rifampin
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Rifampin

Trade Names
  • Rifadin, Rimactane

See also Antibiotics (General)

Rifampin is often used along with isoniazid for the treatment of tuberculosis.

 

Vitamin D

Supplementation Possibly Helpful

Rifampin might interfere with the metabolism of vitamin D. 1 Although it is not clear whether this interaction actually causes vitamin D deficiency, making sure that you get enough vitamin D on general principle is probably a good idea.

References

1.   Shils M, et al. (eds.). Modern nutrition in health and disease. 9th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1999: 1634.



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