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Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets Description

Rimstar Tablet is used for the treatment of tuberculosis (a bacterial infection that mainly affects lungs) in the lungs as well as outside the lungs (bacterial infection may spread to organs other th

an lungs such as the abdomen, kidney, skeletal muscles, spine, and brain). Rimstar Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called antibacterials (medicines that kill bacteria). You should take the Rimstar Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. The duration and dose of taking Rimstar Tablet vary depending on the patient’s condition and age. It is important to complete the prescribed course of this medicine to prevent reinfection and the development of medicine resistance in the TB bacteria. The side effects of Rimstar Tablets include upset stomach, diarrhoea, fever, and rash. It is advised to consult your doctor before starting treatment with Rimstar Tablet and get complete information on its potential side effects and benefits. Rimstar Tablet interaction with alcohol and certain nutritional supplements may produce adverse effects and must be avoided. Rimstar Tablet may also interact and produce life-threatening side effects with certain medications used in anxiety, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, HIV, or fungal infection.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹49.62
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ContainsEthambutol(275.0 Mg) + Pyrazinamide(400.0 Mg) + Isoniazid(75.0 Mg) + Rifampicin(150.0 Mg)
UsesTuberculosis
Side effectsUpset stomach, diarrhoea, fever, eye pain, sore throat
TherapyANTI-TUBERCULAR
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uses

Uses of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Rimstar Tablet is used in,
  • Treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) (a bacterial infection that mainly affects lungs causing coughing for three or more weeks along with fatigue and chest pain or difficulty in breathing)
  • Treatment of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (tuberculosis may also affect organs other than lungs such as stomach (abdomen), skeletal muscles, spine, lymph glands, kidney, and brain)
contraindications

Contraindications of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, or any of the ingredients present in the medicine.
  • If you have or have had any serious liver problems.
sideEffects

Side effects of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Sore Throat
  • Eye Pain
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rimstar Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, Rimstar Tablet is not safe to be taken during pregnancy as it may cause problems in the newborn when taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before starting any medication.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Rimstar Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Rimstar Tablet is found to be excreted in breast milk, so avoid taking it if you are breastfeeding. In case you take Rimstar Tablet while breastfeeding and notice that your child is sleeping more than usual or is facing any breathing difficulty, or is not able to suckle, immediately consult your doctor.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Rimstar Tablet?
A:
No, it is not safe to drive when taking Rimstar Tablet as it is known to cause eye pain, vision problems, and numbness or tingling sensation in the hands and feet that may affect your driving abilities.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Rimstar Tablet?
A:
No, alcohol must be avoided with Rimstar Tablet as it causes liver damage which can be fatal
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have suffered from TB in the past and used Rimstar Tablet for treatment.
  • You drink alcohol regularly.
  • You have epilepsy (seizures) or ever had fits.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have or ever had serious liver or kidney problems.
  • You are suffering or have suffered from mental problems such as hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are actually not present).
  • You are malnourished (weight is below normal and have nutrition deficiencies).
  • You have an HIV infection.
  • You conceive during the course of Rimstar Tablet or are planning a pregnancy.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Rimstar Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called antibacterials (medicines that kill bacteria). Its active ingredients are isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol hydrochloride. These...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Rimstar Tablet must be taken as per the doctor’s prescription.
  • Rimstar Tablet must be taken without food.
  • Make sure to swallow the Rimstar Tablet as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Rimstar Tablet must be taken at the same time as per prescription to ensure better efficacy and benefits.
interactions

Interactions of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Avoid taking Rimstar Tablet with the following medicines as it may reduce their effectiveness:
  • Medicines used for the treatment of fungal infections (ketoconazole)
  • Medicines for the management of anxiety (diazepam)
  • Medicines for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (levodopa)
  • Rimstar Tablet should not be taken along with the following medicines as it increases their toxicity and adverse effects:
  • Medicines for epilepsy (carbamazepine, phenytoin)
  • Medicines used in the treatment of HIV (stavudine)
  • Medicines for the treatment of alcohol addiction (disulfiram)
  • Inform your doctor about all medicines and supplements you are currently taking to avoid side effects associated with drug interaction.

Interactions with food items

  • Rimstar Tablet may interact adversely with tyramine or histamine containing foods and beverages (cheese, red wine, beer, tuna fish, salmon and other tropical fish).
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

Rimstar Tablets must be stored in a dry place, away from sunlight, at room temperature. It should be kept away from the reach of children. It must be disposed of as biomedical waste so that it is ...
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dosage

Dosage of Rimstar 4fdc Strip Of 15 Tablets

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose of Rimstar Tablet may include nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, dizziness, speech and vision problems. If you happen to take too much of the Rimstar Tablet, reach out to your...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose of Rimstar Tablet as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if enough time has passed and it is time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of Rimstar Tablet ...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I give Rimstar Tablets to children?

A: Rimstar Tablets are not meant to be given to children under 3 years of age. You should not give this medicine to children without medical consultation.

Q: I have been taking Rimstar Tablets for a week now but do not see much improvement in my condition. Should I stop taking it?

A: No, you should not stop taking Rimstar Tablets suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may cause symptoms of withdrawal like headache, sleeping problems, irritation, nervousness, and uncontrollable dreams. If you stop taking Rimstar Tablets before the dose duration is over, the TB bacteria may develop resistance to this medicine (the medicine will become ineffective when taken in future). Hence, you should consult your doctor before stopping this medicine.

Q: What other precautions should I take while taking Rimstar Tablets?

A: Rimstar Tablet contains a sugar called lactose. If you are intolerant to lactose or your doctor has asked you to not consume certain sugars, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Product Details
Brand
RIMSTAR
Expires on or After
20/10/2024

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Last Updated on: 02 Mar 2023 | 11:09 AM (IST)

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