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Common Rifampicin Side Effects


The most commonly reported Rifampicin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Pyrexia (66)
Vomiting (41)
Dyspnoea (39)
Jaundice (34)
Renal Failure Acute (33)
Nausea (27)
Acute Hepatic Failure (24)
Rash (23)
Hepatitis (22)
Lymphadenopathy (21)
Abdominal Pain (20)
Condition Aggravated (20)
Hyponatraemia (20)
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (20)
Asthenia (19)
Eosinophilia (18)
Anaemia (18)
Hepatic Function Abnormal (17)
Blood Creatinine Increased (16)
International Normalised Ratio Increased (16)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Rifampicin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9929936
Dermatitis Exfoliative, Lymphadenopathy, Pyrexia, Face Oedema, Eosinophilia, Hepatitis, Papule
This is a report of a 34-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from ZA, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: tuberculosis, who was treated with Rifampicin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol
  • Co-trimoxazole
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dermatitis Exfoliative, Lymphadenopathy, Pyrexia, Face Oedema, Eosinophilia, Hepatitis, Papule after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampicin treatment in male patients, resulting in Dermatitis Exfoliative side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9911735
Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection, Condition Aggravated, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Feeling Abnormal
This report suggests a potential Rifampicin Sandoz Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: mycobacterium avium complex infection and used Rifampicin Sandoz (dosage: 150 Mg, Unk) starting NS. After starting Rifampicin Sandoz the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection, Condition Aggravated, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Feeling AbnormalAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ethambutol
  • Clarithromycin (200 Mg, Unk)
  • Levofloxacin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Rifampicin Sandoz demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection, may still occur.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9911706
Pseudolymphoma, Rash Papulosquamous, Pruritus, Rash Maculo-papular, Face Oedema, Rash Pustular, Blister, Pyrexia, Eczema
This Pseudolymphoma problem was reported by a health professional from CA. A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Rifampicin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Vancomycin
  • Heparin Sodium
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Thiamine
  • Pantoprazole
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Tramadol
  • Senna
When using Rifampicin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pseudolymphoma, Rash Papulosquamous, Pruritus, Rash Maculo-papular, Face Oedema, Rash Pustular, Blister, Pyrexia, EczemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pseudolymphoma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9910846
Hepatitis, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
This Hepatitis side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Rifampicin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 09, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Flagyl
  • Tavanic
  • Lasilix
  • Seretide
  • Kardegic
  • Umuline
  • Cardensiel
  • Inexium
.After starting to take Rifampicin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hepatitis, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Rifampicin.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9910830
Lupus-like Syndrome, Leukopenia
This is a report of a 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis, who was treated with Rifampicin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol
  • Isoniazid
  • Antibiotics
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Lupus-like Syndrome, Leukopenia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampicin treatment in female patients, resulting in Lupus-like Syndrome side effect.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9889426
Addison^s Disease, Skin Hyperpigmentation, Asthenia, Dizziness, Hyponatraemia, Depression
This report suggests a potential Rifampicin Addison^s Disease side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: erythema induratum and used Rifampicin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Rifampicin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Addison^s Disease, Skin Hyperpigmentation, Asthenia, Dizziness, Hyponatraemia, DepressionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Nph Insulin
  • Enalapril
The patient was hospitalized. Although Rifampicin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Addison^s Disease, may still occur.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9859515
Intentional Overdose, Cardiogenic Shock, Pulmonary Oedema, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Electrocardiogram St Segment Elevation, Dyspnoea, Pruritus, Red Man Syndrome
This Intentional Overdose problem was reported by a health professional from PL. A 19-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Rifampicin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
  • Pyrazinamide (Unk)
  • Ketoprofen (Unk)
  • Alcohol (Unk)
When using Rifampicin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Intentional Overdose, Cardiogenic Shock, Pulmonary Oedema, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Electrocardiogram St Segment Elevation, Dyspnoea, Pruritus, Red Man SyndromeAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Intentional Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9857573
Haemorrhage, Haematuria, International Normalised Ratio Increased
This Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a health professional from BR. A 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis,atrial fibrillation.The patient was prescribed Rifampicin (drug dosage: 600 Mg, Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Warfarin (52.5 Mg, Per Week)
  • Warfarin (45 Mg, Per Week)
  • Warfarin (80 Mg, Per Week)
  • Warfarin (77.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Warfarin (37.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Pyrazinamide (2 G, Per Day)
  • Isoniazid (400 Mg, Per Day)
  • Ferrous Sulfate
.After starting to take Rifampicin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Haemorrhage, Haematuria, International Normalised Ratio IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Rifampicin.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9857499
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
This is a report of a 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: tuberculous pleurisy, who was treated with Rifampicin Sandoz (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 21, 2012), combined with:
  • Isoniazid
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Pyrazinamide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampicin Sandoz treatment in male patients, resulting in Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9850885
Intracranial Pressure Increased
This report suggests a potential Rifampicin Intracranial Pressure Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: meningitis tuberculous and used Rifampicin (dosage: 600 Mg, Daily) starting NS. After starting Rifampicin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Intracranial Pressure IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Isoniazid (500 Mg, Daily)
  • Ethambutol (750 Mg, Daily)
  • Pyrazinamide (1.5 G, Daily)
  • Prednisolone (40 Mg, Daily)
  • Prednisolone (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Meropenem (6 G, Daily)
  • Meropenem
  • Acyclovir (1.5 G, Daily)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Rifampicin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Intracranial Pressure Increased, may still occur.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9841286
Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, Hyponatraemia, Blood Osmolarity Decreased, Urine Sodium Decreased, Hyperaldosteronism, Hypokalaemia, Blood Aldosterone Increased, Renin Increased, Pulmonary Tuberculosis
This Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion problem was reported by a health professional from DE. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Rifampicin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Isoniazid
  • Ethambutol
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Tolvaptan
When using Rifampicin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, Hyponatraemia, Blood Osmolarity Decreased, Urine Sodium Decreased, Hyperaldosteronism, Hypokalaemia, Blood Aldosterone Increased, Renin Increased, Pulmonary TuberculosisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9835861
Ventricular Septal Defect, Atrial Septal Defect, Small For Dates Baby
This Ventricular Septal Defect side effect was reported by a physician from DE. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis.The patient was prescribed Rifampicin (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pyrazinamid
  • Ethambutol
  • Truvada (Unk)
  • Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Unk)
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
.After starting to take Rifampicin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ventricular Septal Defect, Atrial Septal Defect, Small For Dates BabyThese side effects may potentially be related to Rifampicin.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9818500
Neutropenia
This is a report of a 73-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: tuberculosis, who was treated with Rifampicin (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 18, 2013), combined with:
  • Nicozid
  • Etapiam
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Levopraid
  • Rifabutin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Neutropenia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampicin treatment in male patients, resulting in Neutropenia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9804428
Angioedema, Periorbital Oedema, Lip Oedema
This report suggests a potential Rifampicin Angioedema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tuberculin test positive and used Rifampicin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Rifampicin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Angioedema, Periorbital Oedema, Lip OedemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Isoniazid
Although Rifampicin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Angioedema, may still occur.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9804281
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
This Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome problem was reported by a physician from PH. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lymph node tuberculosis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Rifampicin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Pyrazinamide (Unk)
  • Ethambutol (Unk)
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
When using Rifampicin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Acute Respiratory Distress SyndromeAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9801998
Diabetes Mellitus
This Diabetes Mellitus side effect was reported by a health professional from JP. A 61-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis.The patient was prescribed Rifampicin (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
  • Ethambutol (Unk)
  • Pyrazinamide (Unk)
.After starting to take Rifampicin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diabetes MellitusThese side effects may potentially be related to Rifampicin.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9801995
Cerebral Infarction, Post Gastric Surgery Syndrome
This is a report of a 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis, who was treated with Rifampicin (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
  • Ethambutol (Unk)
  • Pyrazinamide (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cerebral Infarction, Post Gastric Surgery Syndrome after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampicin treatment in male patients, resulting in Cerebral Infarction side effect.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9798695
Overdose
This report suggests a potential Rifampicin Death side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tuberculosis,rheumatic heart disease,atrial thrombosis and used Rifampicin (dosage: 450 Mg/day) starting NS. After starting Rifampicin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: OverdoseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Warfarin (5 Mg/day)
  • Warfarin (5.8 Mg/day)
  • Furosemide
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol
  • Enalapril
  • Carvedilol
Although Rifampicin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Death, may still occur.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9798261
Hepatitis, Renal Failure Chronic
This Hepatitis problem was reported by a health professional from JP. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Rifampicin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
  • Ethambutol (Unk)
  • Pyrazinamide (Unk)
When using Rifampicin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hepatitis, Renal Failure ChronicAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hepatitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9798256
Diabetes Mellitus, Cerebral Infarction
This Diabetes Mellitus side effect was reported by a health professional from JP. A 62-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis.The patient was prescribed Rifampicin (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
  • Ethambutol (Unk)
  • Pyrazinamide (Unk)
.After starting to take Rifampicin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diabetes Mellitus, Cerebral InfarctionThese side effects may potentially be related to Rifampicin.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9798247
Acute Hepatic Failure, Renal Failure Acute, Respiratory Failure, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Coagulopathy, Distributive Shock, Altered State Of Consciousness
This is a report of a 94-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from TW, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis, who was treated with Rifampicin (dosage: 600 Mg, Daily, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Isoniazid (400 Mg, Daily)
  • Pyrazinamide (750 Mg, Daily)
  • Ethambutol (800 Mg, Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Acute Hepatic Failure, Renal Failure Acute, Respiratory Failure, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Coagulopathy, Distributive Shock, Altered State Of Consciousness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampicin treatment in male patients, resulting in Acute Hepatic Failure side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9798188
Influenza Like Illness, Rash, Leukocytosis, Eosinophilia, Hepatocellular Injury, Pruritus, Rash Maculo-papular, Macule
This report suggests a potential Rifampicin Influenza Like Illness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from PH was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lymph node tuberculosis and used Rifampicin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Rifampicin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Influenza Like Illness, Rash, Leukocytosis, Eosinophilia, Hepatocellular Injury, Pruritus, Rash Maculo-papular, MaculeAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol
Although Rifampicin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Influenza Like Illness, may still occur.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9798166
Anaemia, Neutropenia, Agranulocytosis
This Anaemia problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 7-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: meningitis staphylococcal. On
Dec 07, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Rifampicin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Claforan
  • Vancomycine
  • Nalbuphine
  • Paracetamol
  • Fosfocine
When using Rifampicin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anaemia, Neutropenia, AgranulocytosisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anaemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9797094
Pneumonia, Suffocation Feeling
This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 48-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: tuberculosis.The patient was prescribed Rifampicin Sandoz (drug dosage: 750 Mg, Daily), which was initiated on
Dec 02, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Rifampicin Sandoz the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pneumonia, Suffocation FeelingThese side effects may potentially be related to Rifampicin Sandoz.
Rifampicin Side Effect Report#9792211
Jaundice Cholestatic, Asthenia, Dysentery
This is a report of a 48-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pulmonary tuberculosis, who was treated with Rifampicin (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 04, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Jaundice Cholestatic, Asthenia, Dysentery after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampicin treatment in male patients, resulting in Jaundice Cholestatic side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Rifampicin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.


What are common Rifampicin Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Pyrexia 26
Vomiting 22
Nausea 16
Dyspnoea 15
Hyponatraemia 15
Jaundice 14
Lymphadenopathy 13
Abdominal Pain 12
Acute Hepatic Failure 12
Condition Aggravated 11

What are common Rifampicin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Pyrexia 38
Dyspnoea 23
Renal Failure Acute 21
Jaundice 18
Vomiting 16
Anaemia 15
Rash 14
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis 14
Eosinophilia 13
Acute Hepatic Failure 12

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