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Rifampin Diarrhoea Side Effects

Rifampin Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


The following Rifampin Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Rifampin or it might take time to develop.



Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Hypotension, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Renal Failure Acute

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 56-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: antibiotic prophylaxis. The patient was prescribed Rifampin (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 29, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Rifampin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypotension
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
  • Renal Failure Acute
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Rifampin.
Hepatitis, Diarrhoea, Septic Shock, Respiratory Failure, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Renal Failure Acute

This Diarrhoea Rifampin side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jun 11, 2013. A Female , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hepatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Septic Shock
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Continuous Haemodiafiltration
  • Renal Failure Acute
. Rifampin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Chills, Pain, Body Temperature Increased, Diarrhoea, Viral Infection, Rash, Vomiting

This is a Rifampin side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: retinal disorder, who was treated with Rifampin (dosage:2 Caps Once A Day, start time: Dec 06, 2011), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Chills
  • Pain
  • Body Temperature Increased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Viral Infection
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampin treatment in female patients suffering from retinal disorder, resulting in Diarrhoea.

Pleural Effusion, Fatigue, C-reactive Protein Increased, Pyrexia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Rash Erythematous, Diarrhoea

A 86-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN with the following symptoms: pulmonary tuberculosis started Rifampin treatment (dosage: 25 Mg) on Dec 01, 2009. Soon after starting Rifampin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Fatigue
  • C-reactive Protein Increased
  • Pyrexia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Rash Erythematous
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Isoniazid
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Rifampin side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Tremor, Hallucination, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Diarrhoea

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Rifampin on Jun 24, 2011. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: tremor, hallucination, psychomotor hyperactivity, insomnia, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: male , weighting 150.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Rifampin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levaquin
The patient was hospitalized.
Conjunctival Hyperaemia, Pyrexia, Diarrhoea, Transaminases Increased, Prurigo, Rash Maculo-papular, Eosinophilia, Hypotension

This report suggests a potential Rifampin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old patient from PORTUGAL (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): pulmonary tuberculosis and used Rifampin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Rifampin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Conjunctival Hyperaemia
  • Pyrexia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Transaminases Increased
  • Prurigo
  • Rash Maculo-papular
  • Eosinophilia
  • Hypotension
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol (ethambutol) (31.6 Mg; Po)
  • Isoniazid
The patient was hospitalized. Although Rifampin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dyspepsia, Dyspnoea, Nausea, Nervousness

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 22, 2010 by a male taking Rifampin (dosage: 1 Capsule 2 X Daily Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, weighting 213.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: abdominal pain upper, diarrhoea, dizziness, dyspepsia, dyspnoea, nausea, nervousness. Additional medications/treatments:
Anaemia Haemolytic Autoimmune, Arthralgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Dyskinesia, Headache, Nausea, Pain

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): mycobacterium avium complex infection.On May 15, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Rifampin (dosage: Rifampin 300mg 3x Weekly Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Rifampin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anaemia Haemolytic Autoimmune
  • Arthralgia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Confusional State
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyskinesia
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Pain
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Agitation, Anger, Asthenia, Blood Sodium Decreased, Confusional State, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dysgraphia, Fatigue

This is a Rifampin side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasal ulcer,hepatitis c and was treated with Rifampin (dosage: Unk) starting Apr 30, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ribavirin Capsules (ngx) (Unk)
  • Bactrim Ds (Unk)
  • Peg-intron (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Agitation
  • Anger
  • Asthenia
  • Blood Sodium Decreased
  • Confusional State
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dysgraphia
  • Fatigue
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Rifampin could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Arthralgia, Blood Potassium Increased, Diarrhoea, Headache, Pruritus, Pyrexia, Renal Failure

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 07, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 95.00 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: arthralgia, blood potassium increased, diarrhoea, headache, pruritus, pyrexia, renal failure. Rifampin dosage: 2 Pills Once A Day Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Ethambutol 400 Mg (2 Pills Once A Day Po)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Rifampin.
Diarrhoea, Vomiting

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 51-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: legionella infection. The patient was prescribed Rifampin (dosage: 300 Mg Twice Daily Po), which was started on Mar 11, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Rifampin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Rifampin.
Anaphylactic Shock, Blood Creatinine Increased, Chills, Coagulation Factor V Level Decreased, Conjunctival Hyperaemia, Dermatitis Exfoliative, Diarrhoea, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Erythema

This Diarrhoea Rifampin And Isoniazid side effect was reported by a physician from FRANCE on Nov 25, 2005. A Female , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin And Isoniazid. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Chills
  • Coagulation Factor V Level Decreased
  • Conjunctival Hyperaemia
  • Dermatitis Exfoliative
  • Diarrhoea
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Erythema
. Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Anorexia, Chest Pain, Chills, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dysgeusia, Dyspepsia, Hypoaesthesia

This is a Rifampin side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from , suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: skin bacterial infection,staphylococcal infection, who was treated with Rifampin (dosage:300mg, One Cap By Mouth, start time: Dec 02, 2004), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anorexia
  • Chest Pain
  • Chills
  • Confusional State
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysgeusia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Hypoaesthesia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampin treatment in female patients suffering from skin bacterial infection,staphylococcal infection, resulting in Diarrhoea.

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Rifampin Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Rifampin Diarrhoea Reviews

Thu, 29 Apr 2010
is there any possibility that rifampicin will affect my menstrual period?
Tue, 01 Mar 2011
YES
Mon, 21 Mar 2011
if rimpacin taken twice a day 600mg 1 before n 1 after wht will hapeen
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