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Side effect(s) of Rifapentine

Read the side effects of Rifapentine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Severe Effects - Development of cancer cells.

Most Common - Blood in urine, loss of appetite, back pain, joint pain, and muscle pain.

Genitourinary - Urethral disorder, painful urination, kidney inflammation, urinary incontinence and urination disorder.

Metabolic - Increase or decrease in weight, increase in BUN, alkaline phosphatase levels, increase or decrease in blood minerals.

Blood - Lymphocytosis, blood clot, and anemia.

Body as a Whole - Abnormal laboratory tests, swelling in the legs, weakness, swelling face, abscess, and uneasiness.

Skin - Skin ulceration, hives, dry skin, boil, skin discoloration, purple discolorations on the skin, fungal infection, nail disorder, hair loss, and rash.

Respiratory - Abnormal breath sounds, pneumonia, fluid in the lung, runny nose, difficulty in breathing, sinusitis, increased sputum , upper respiratory congestion, asthma, chest x-ray abnormal and throat swelling.

Gastrointestinal - Tooth disorder, stomach inflammation, lip inflammation, dry mouth, inflammation of pancreas, salivary gland enlargement and bowel inflammation.

Infectious disease - Fungal, parasitic and protozoan infection.

Liver - Liver enlargement and jaundice.

Central Nervous System - Drowsiness, seizure, voice disorder, increased muscle tone, brain inflammation, migraine headache, stupor, anxiety, confusion, drug abuse, aggressive reaction and agitation.

Musculoskeletal - Muscle pain, bone fracture, muscle weakness and muscle spasm.

Heart - Fainting, fast heart rate, palpitation and low blood pressure.

Genitourinary - Penis disorder, vaginal inflammation, vaginal bleeding, cervical smear test positive, white discharge, mastitis male and prostatic disorder.

Eye and ENT- Loss of taste, ear disorder, ear inflammation, ear pain, tympanic membrane perforation, eye pain and eye abnormality.

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Rifapentine

Rifapentine(Priftin) generic is an antibiotic, prescribed for tuberculosis (TB). It works by killing or stopping the growth of TB organisms.
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