Who should not take Rifamate Oral?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • caloric undernutrition
  • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
  • alcohol use disorder
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • acute liver failure
  • recurring liver problems
  • liver problems
  • severe liver disease
  • severe renal impairment
  • severe nausea and vomiting that has lasted a long time
  • high blood sugar
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies
  • diabetic complication causing injury to some body nerves
  • slow acetylator
  • diabetes
  • porphyria
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidney and the blood
  • decreased blood-clotting from low vitamin K
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • liver problems
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • lung tissue problem

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