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    Condition: Other
    9/22/2014 12:42:20 AM

    Reviewer: anon0236, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was put on this for a condition I didn't even have. For two weeks, after eating, I was running to the bathroom to dry heave. I couldn't throw up. I was hoping I would because it would've been better. I'm still sick from it a month later. I wasn't able to eat anything for three weeks while on it. I had to take it for two weeks. Two capsules on an empty stomach once a day. Did ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    1/7/2014 10:32:53 AM

    Reviewer: Bubblegumgurly, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have Latent TB. And I had two choices for medicines. Rifampin for 4 months or another medicine for 9 months. There is no question why I chose this one. Plus the side effects are less than the other med. I had bad side effect for the first 4 days but now i'm fine. Everything come out of me is funny colors (pee, poop, sweat, tears, etc) but i'm fine. If this medicine is necessary than do n ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    12/24/2012 8:06:01 PM

    Reviewer: Ernst, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took this and also cephalexin for a week for a staph infection in my nose. I would never recommend this drug. I already had a low platelet count and poor liver enzyme count. This drug made my skin yellow, a sure sign of liver problems. I'm not sure if the staph infection is cured, since I still have itching in the area where it was. No doctor should prescribe this without if there is any hin ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    2/20/2010 11:53:24 PM

    Reviewer: Margaret, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I almost died from a low blood platelet count from taking this drug. The warning in the prescription is insufficient. I would highly reccomend against using this drug, unless it comes with a special warning on this particular side effect and lists the symptoms of a low platelet count. I was very close to death.

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