Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Mycobutin

Descriptions


Rifabutin is used to help prevent Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease from causing disease throughout the body in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. MAC is an infection caused by two similar bacteria, Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare. Mycobacterium avium is more common in patients with HIV infection. MAC also may occur in other patients whose immune system is not working properly. Symptoms of MAC in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) include fever, night sweats, chills, weight loss, and weakness. Rifabutin is an antibiotic and works to kill or prevent the growth of certain bacteria. It will not help against viruses.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule