Were you looking for information about Rifampin? Rafampin is a common misspelling of rifampin.
A healthcare provider may prescribe rifampin (Rifadin®) to treat tuberculosis or to help get rid of a certain bacteria that some people carry. This medicine comes in the form of capsules and an injection that is inserted into a vein (intravenous, or IV, injection).
Because this drug is not suitable for everyone, people should tell their healthcare provider about all medical conditions they have and all other medications they are taking before beginning treatment. Side effects may include loss of appetite, headaches, and drowsiness.
(For more information, click Rifampin. This article offers an overview of the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and general precautions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)