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Rifampin Headache Side Effects

Rifampin Headache Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Headache, 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.



Malaise, Back Pain, Bone Pain, Headache, Pyrexia, Myalgia, Flank Pain, Nocturia, Bone Marrow Failure

This Headache side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: tuberculosis. The patient was prescribed Rifampin (dosage: NA), which was started on Aug 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Rifampin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Malaise
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Pain
  • Headache
  • Pyrexia
  • Myalgia
  • Flank Pain
  • Nocturia
  • Bone Marrow Failure
These side effects may potentially be related to Rifampin.
Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Myalgia, Dyspnoea

This Headache Rifampin side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jul 25, 2013. A Female , 34 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Myalgia
  • Dyspnoea
. Rifampin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Balance Disorder, Vomiting, Headache

This is a Rifampin And Isoniazid side effect report of a 65-year-old patient (weight:NA) from SPAIN, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: tuberculosis, who was treated with Rifampin And Isoniazid (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Balance Disorder
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Rifampin And Isoniazid treatment in patients suffering from tuberculosis, resulting in Headache.

Oedema Peripheral, Rash, Headache, Pituitary Tumour, Dyspnoea, Eye Swelling, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Local Swelling

A patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Rifampin treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 07, 2010. Soon after starting Rifampin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Pituitary Tumour
  • Dyspnoea
  • Eye Swelling
  • Joint Swelling
  • Arthralgia
  • Local Swelling
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Azathioprine
  • Prednisone
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Rifampin side effects, such as Headache.
Juvenile Arthritis, Altered State Of Consciousness, Infection, Histiocytosis Haematophagic, Cytolytic Hepatitis, Headache

A female patient from FRANCE was prescribed and started Rifampin And Isoniazid on May 13, 2011. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: juvenile arthritis, altered state of consciousness, infection, histiocytosis haematophagic, cytolytic hepatitis, headache Additional patient health information: Female , 26 years of age, weighting 198.4 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: Dose:2 Unit(s). Concurrently used drugs:
  • Kineret
  • Tardyferon /gfr/
  • Prednisone
  • Microval
The patient was hospitalized.
Anaemia Haemolytic Autoimmune, Arthralgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Dyskinesia, Headache, Nausea, Pain

This report suggests a potential Rifampin Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): mycobacterium avium complex infection and used Rifampin (dosage: Rifampin 300mg 3x Weekly Oral) starting May 15, 2009. Soon after starting Rifampin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anaemia Haemolytic Autoimmune
  • Arthralgia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Confusional State
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyskinesia
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Pain
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Rifampin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Arthralgia, Blood Potassium Increased, Diarrhoea, Headache, Pruritus, Pyrexia, Renal Failure

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 07, 2010 by a Female taking Rifampin (dosage: 2 Pills Once A Day Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 95.00 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: arthralgia, blood potassium increased, diarrhoea, headache, pruritus, pyrexia, renal failure. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Ethambutol 400 Mg (2 Pills Once A Day Po)
The patient was hospitalized.
Fatigue, Headache, Oropharyngeal Pain

This Headache problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 44-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): tuberculosis.On Feb 27, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Rifampin (dosage: 2 X 150 Mg Caps/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:
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Chills, Dizziness, Headache, Hyperhidrosis, Hypotension, Migraine, Myalgia, Nausea

This is a Rifampin side effect report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: cat scratch disease and was treated with Rifampin (dosage: 600 Mg Qd Po) starting Sep 26, 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypotension
  • Migraine
  • Myalgia
  • Nausea
This opens a possibility that Rifampin could cause Headache and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Eosinophil Count Increased, Headache, Meningitis Eosinophilic, Nausea, Vomiting, White Blood Cell Count Increased

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 23, 2006. A patient from UNITED STATES , 13 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: eosinophil count increased, headache, meningitis eosinophilic, nausea, vomiting, white blood cell count increased. Rifampin dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Rifampin.

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Rifampin Headache Causes and Reviews


Almost everyone has had a Headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of Headache is a tension Headache. Tension Headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension Headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of Headaches include migraines, cluster Headaches, and sinus Headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all Headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes Headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe Headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a Headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a Headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Rifampin Headache 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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