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Rifadin

Interactions

Selected Benzodiazepines/Rifampin

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Rifampin may speed up how quickly your liver processes your benzodiazepine.

What might happen:

Your benzodiazepine might not work as well.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together or if you have taken rifampin in the previous two weeks. Let your doctor know if your medicine does not seem to be working. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of your medicine.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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