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rifampin

 [rif-am´pin]
a semisynthetic derivative of rifamycin, with the antibacterial actions and uses of the rifamycin group; administered orally or intravenously.

rifampicin

/rif·am·pi·cin/ (rif´am-pĭ-sin) rifampin.

rifampicin

(rĭ-făm′pĭ-sĭn)
n.

rifampicin

An antibiotic drug used mainly to treat TUBERCULOSIS and LEPROSY, but also LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE, PROSTATITIS, ENDOCARDITIS and OSTEOMYELITIS. Rifampicin acts by inhibiting transcription of bacterial nucleic acid. It interferes with the action of oral contraceptives. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Rifadin and Rimactane.

rifampicin

antibacterial agent used to treat tuberculosis

rifampin, rifampicin

a derivative of rifamycin; an antibacterial and antifungal agent used in the treatment of mycobacterial infections, actinomycosis and histoplasmosis.
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4 Resistance to rifampicin has become a useful indicator of possible MDR TB because around 90% rifampicin resistant cases are also resistant to isoniazid.
Percentage of Rifampicin Resistance Detected by CBNAAT Drug Resistance No.
Automated real-time nucleic acid amplification technology for rapid and simultaneous detection of tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance: Xpert MTB/RIF.
6 The process identifies all the clinically relevant rifampicin resistance inducing mutations in the RNA polymerase beta (rpoB) gene in the mycobacterium tuberculosis genome in a real time format using fluorescent probes called molecular beacons.
8) Total 21 8 2 31 (100) Table 5: Drug resistance by indirect proportion method (IPM) of 6 isolates Sample Isoniazid Rifampicin Ethambutol Strepomycin % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) Biopsy 1 -- -- 1 tissue Total 16.
Rifampicin can effectively overcome CSCR by inducing catabolism of endogenous steroids, however the normal dose 600mg daily has been associated with complications such as hepatotoxicity.
Interestingly, (-)-deoxypergularinine was strongly synergistic with INH and rifampicin but the synergy with streptomycin was borderline.
7% susceptibility to rifampicin as compared to only 50% in a study carried out in Aga Khan University, Karachi21, making this drug a potential therapeutic option in Northern Pakistan.
Based on these results by all these authors were selected trimethoprim and rifampicin as selective agents that could add to M17 and Elliker medium, to find a suitable medium that allows the growth and development of Lactococcus species.
Detection of Rifampicin & Isoniazid Resistance Gene by Conventional PCR Using Suitable Primers
Background: Decreases in the bioavailability of rifampicin (RFP) can lead to the development of drug resistance and treatment failure.