Rifampin and Alcohol
Rifampin (Rifadin®) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat certain types of infections, including tuberculosis. Although this can be an effective form of treatment, rifampin is not suitable or safe for certain people.
There have been reports of rifampin causing life-threatening liver problems, especially in people who already have liver disease or are taking other medications that can damage the liver. Drinking alcohol while using rifampin can also increase your risk for liver damage. People who already have liver disease should only be treated with rifampin if absolutely necessary, and will need to be carefully monitored for signs of liver damage every two to four weeks during treatment.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Rifampin to learn more about the potential dangers of this drug.)