Who should not take Rifater?

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


  • diabetes that is not under control
  • caloric undernutrition
  • gout
  • alcoholism
  • 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
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • Anemia from Pyruvate Kinase and G6PD Deficiencies
  • Diabetic Complication causing Injury to some Body Nerves
  • slow acetylator
  • diabetes
  • porphyria
  • decreased blood-clotting from low vitamin K
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Liver Problems


  • Rifamycin Analogues
  • Ethionamide
  • Inh
  • Pyrazinamide

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