This medicine is used in patients who are suffering from all forms of tuberculosis. An infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs and in some cases, other parts of the body is called Tuberculosis. R-Cin 300 mg may be used alone or in combination with other medicines that help fight against serious infections. This medication contains Rifampicin as an active ingredient. However, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate, gelatin, titanium dioxide, talc, sodium lauryl sulfate, lactose monohydrate, and others. R-Cin 300 mg belongs to a group of drugs called antimycobacterials.
The manufacturer of R-Cin 300 mg is Lupin Limited.
How to Use R-Cin 300 mg?
Administer the capsule whole by mouth with a glass full of water, at least 30 minutes before a meal or two hours after a meal. It is not advised to chew, break, or crush the pill while swallowing. Moreover, you should not use other drinks such as alcohol to administer this medicine because your risk of adverse effects may increase. Usually, the recommended dose per day is 1-2 capsules or as directed by your healthcare professional. To decrease the risk of nausea or stomach upset, you can administer this medicine with milk or light food. Take the capsule each day and at evenly spaced times, to get the most benefit from R-Cin 300 mg.
Furthermore, your medical condition will not improve faster if you are using R-Cin 300 mg more often than is allowed. Only a doctor may adjust the dosage or change the medicine if you do not notice the desired result.
If you decide to use the liquid form of this medicine, measure carefully the dose with a special device or spoon. Otherwise, you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase your risk of adverse reactions. Tell your healthcare provider if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Commonly, the dosages are based on your age, weight (for children only), response to treatment, the severity of your condition, and other medications that you may be using. Thereby, doctors prescribe different dosages for their patients. Consult a doctor or avoid taking this medicine if you are unsure what dosage is better for you.
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Sometimes, you may forget to use Rifampicin and it may lead to a return of the symptoms. Hence, your condition may become worse or more difficult to treat. However, if you miss one, you should administer the dose as soon as possible. However, if it is near the time for the next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with the next scheduled dose. Do not administer an increased dose of R-Cin 300 mg the next time to catch up because your risk of side effects may increase.
Rarely, an overdose may occur due to an increased amount of tablets taken at once. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, stop using this medicine and get medical help immediately. Examples include slow or irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, breathing problems, and others. Ask your healthcare professional if you have any questions.
Side Effects of R-Cin 300 mg
Rifampicin like other drugs may give you certain side effects. Some factors that can cause side effects are overdose and allergy. There are three types of side effects such as mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
One factor that can provoke mild side effects is dehydration and to diminish this problem, you should increase your water intake during treatment. Commonly, patients ignore this category of adverse effects. Check below some examples:
- Dry mouth
Moderate Side Effects
Usually, this category of adverse effects is not dangerous for the patients. It means that they can safely continue the treatment even if experience any of the following negative effects. For example:
- Skin rash or itching
Severe Side Effects
You may rarely notice this category of side effects. Stop taking R-Cin 300 mg and consult a doctor immediately in case you are experiencing any of the following adverse reactions. Moreover, your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid adverse effects. Check some examples below:
- Speaking problems
- Involuntary eye movement (nystagmus)
- Visual disturbances (such as double or blurred vision)
- Lack of coordination
Inform your doctor if you experience any of the negative effects listed above or any other effects.
All medicines may interact with each other and R-Cin 300 mg is not an exception. It means that other drugs may change how Rifampicin works by decreasing its effectiveness or even increasing the risk of adverse effects. Before taking this drug, you should share a list of products that you are using with your doctor. Examples include supplements, vitamins, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbal products, and others. Check some examples below:
- Marijuana (cannabis)
- Other medicines that contain Rifampicin
- Sodium Bicarbonate
Consult a doctor before administering this medicine because this article does not contain a complete list of drug interactions. In case you are stopping, starting, or changing the dosages without the doctor’s approval, you may experience unpleasant results.
Inform your doctor about your medical history before using this medication. It will help to avoid disease interactions, which can cause severe adverse effects. Check below some examples:
- Kidney disease
- If you are older than 65 years old
- Lung problems (such as asthma, COPD, and others)
- Abuse of alcohol or drugs
- Mental or mood problems (such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and others)
R-Cin 300 mg may temporarily blur your vision or may make you sleepy or dizzy. Therefore, you should limit or avoid alcoholic drinks and marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because these effects may increase. In addition, the symptoms listed below may affect your alertness, and it is recommended to avoid driving until you can do it safely.
- Information in this document may be different from the doctor’s prescription. Therefore, to treat your condition fast and safely, you should follow carefully the doctor’s recommendations only.
- Do not use R-Cin 300 mg after its shelf life because you may experience severe negative effects.
- It is not allowed to share Rifampicin with others, especially with children.