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Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

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Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets Description

Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet is a combination of four medicines- rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and pyridoxine. It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet should be taken in t...
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ContainsPyrazinamide(250.0 Mg),Isoniazid(75.0 Mg),Rifampicin(100.0 Mg),Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxine(2.5 Mg)
Usestuberculosis
Side effectsnausea, vomiting, rash, dark coloured urine, jaundice
ClassificationANTI-TUBERCULAR
Check more medicines with composition as Pyrazinamide(250.0 Mg) + Isoniazid(75.0 Mg) + Rifampicin(100.0 Mg) + Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxine(2.5 Mg)

Uses of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

  • Treatment of tuberculosis

Contraindications of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to any of the components of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet in the past.
  • If you have liver disease. The tablet can further decrease the function of the liver.
  • If you have gout. Gout is a condition in which one experiences severe pain and redness at the joint due to the deposition of uric acid crystals.
  • If you have porphyria (a condition in which one experiences stomach aches, changes in behaviour due to the accumulation of unwanted substances in the body).

Side effects of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellowish discoloration of skin or eyes
  • Dark coloured urine
  • Fatigue

Precautions and Warnings of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant and are taking Rifacept Kid 3 tablets. Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets are not recommended for those who are planning to get pregnant in the next three months. Rifacept Kid 3 tablets can cause damage to the liver, which can affect your pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets can be used while breastfeeding. They do not pass into breast milk and do not affect the baby. However, you should still be vigilant for any symptoms like yellowish discoloration of skin and eyes, poor feeding, lethargy, and fatigue in the baby and consult a doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet?
A:
You should not drive after taking the Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets, as it can cause impairment in judgement and blurred vision. The medicine is known to cause optic neuritis, a condition in which there is inflammation of the optic nerve, and it may lead to loss of vision.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet?
A:
You should not consume alcohol with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets as it can exacerbate the side effects like flushing, nausea, chest pain, low blood pressure, and palpitations.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have diabetes. You should use this medicine with caution as it can increase blood sugar levels.
  • You have a pre-existing kidney disease. Rifacept Kid 3 Tab is eliminated through urine. A decrease in the function of the kidney can cause accumulation of the by-products of the medicine.
  • You experience side effects that are persistent or worsen in time.
  • You wear contact lenses. Rifacept Kid 3 tablets can cause permanent stains on the eyes if a contact lens is used while taking the medicine.
  • You conceive during the course of Rifacept Kid 3 Tab or are planning a pregnancy.
  • Unnecessary exposure to sunlight should be avoided as Rifacept Kid 3 tablets increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight.

Mode of Action of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet contains a combination of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and pyridoxine. Rifampicin acts on a bacterial enzyme involved in the replication of the genetic material of the ba...
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Directions for Use of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

  • Take Rifacept Kid 3 Tab exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Swallow Rifacept Kid 3 Tab as a whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage of Rifacept Kid 3 Tab.
  • Make sure that you complete the prescribed treatment of Rifacept Kid 3 Tab. Do not discontinue using Rifacept Kid 3 Tab without consulting your physician first.

Interactions of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Rifacept Kid 2 Tab is known to interact with the following medicines:
  • Anti-epileptics (Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Valproate) are not eliminated from the body, hence the serum concentration of these medicines increases.
  • Antifungals (ketoconazole) do not act efficiently if taken with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets.
  • Xanthines( theophylline) in combination with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets can cause toxicity of xanthines.
  • Anti-gout medicines like allopurinol do not work effectively in the presence of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets.
  • Antiarrhythmics (quinidine, mexiletine) are metabolised at a faster rate when combined with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets.
  • Oral contraceptive pills become ineffective when taken with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets.
  • Antidepressants (amitriptyline, nortriptyline) become ineffective when they are taken with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets.
  • Anticoagulants (warfarin) become ineffective, and bleeding time increases.
  • Antibiotics (doxycycline, ciprofloxacin) are metabolised at a faster rate than usual.
  • Antithyroid medicines (levothyroxine) should not be combined with Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets, as antithyroid medicines become ineffective.
  • Calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, diltiazem, verapamil) become ineffective in the presence of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets should be taken on an empty stomach. This is because food decreases the absorption of one of the components of the Rifacept Kid 3 tablet, rifampicin.
  • Avoid food items rich in tyramine like cheese, beer, red wine, salmon fish, and meat with Rifacept Kid 3 Tab.

Storage and disposal of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

Keep Rifacept Kid 3 Tab in the original packaging in a cool and dry place, at a temp below 30°C. Store it according to the package or label’s directions away from the reach of animals and children at ...
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Dosage of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets

Overdose

An overdose of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets can cause blurred vision, drowsiness, unconsciousness, convulsions, confusion, increase in urination, decrease of respiratory rate, and vomiting. You should rush ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if the gap is too long or it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you have missed and continue with your r...
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Content Details

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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet cause failure of contraception in females who take oral pills?

A: Yes, Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet decreases the effect of contraceptive pills. Rifampicin present in the Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets decreases the hormones required for birth control in females taking contraceptive pills. It induces the enzyme in the liver that causes the metabolism of the hormones at a rate faster than usual. You should take an alternative method of contraception.

Q: What are the serious side effects that Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets can cause?

A: Rifacept Kid 3 Tablets can cause some serious side effects like swelling of lips, tongue, throat, and difficulty in breathing. It can also cause sore throat, flu-like symptoms, and pain in the joints. These side effects are rare. However, if you experience such effects, you should immediately call your doctor.

Q: Does Rifacept Kid 3 tablet cause discolouration of the secretions of the body?

A: Yes, the Rifacept Kid 3 Tablet can cause discolouration of sweat, saliva, and urine. The colour usually becomes reddish-orange. However, it is normal, and you should not worry about it.
Product Details
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RIFACEPT 3 KID
Expires on or After
05/10/2022
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2022 | 04:57 PM (IST)

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