R-Cin 150 mg
R-Cin belongs to the group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics, primarily used in combination with other medicines to treat tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is an infectious respiratory disease that affects the lungs but can also spread to other body parts such as the kidneys, brain, spine, and bone marrow. It is also used to treat other bacterial infections. R-Cin does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu. As R-Cin is an antibiotic, it does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu. The bacteria causing tuberculosis (TB) are highly contagious that spread from one person to another via tiny droplets released into the air (through coughs or sneezes).
R-Cin consists of a drug called 'Rifampicin' which works by inactivating a bacterial protein enzyme (RNA-polymerase) and inhibits bacterial cell death. R-Cin acts against the bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes TB (tuberculosis).
R-Cin should be taken 30 minutes before food or 2 hours after food on an empty stomach. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, headache, weakness, muscle pain, heartburn, diarrhea, gas, and numbness or tingling sensation. Most of these side effects are mild and subside over time. However, if any of these effects persist contact your doctor immediately.
R-Cin may raise liver enzymes like ALT and can cause jaundice if taken longer. Hence, a regular liver function test (LFT) is recommended while taking treatment with R-Cin. Maintain a gap of one hour between R-Cin and antacid medicines. R-Cin is not recommended if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Avoid breastfeeding while taking R-Cin as it passes into breast milk. R-Cin may cause dizziness, and vision problems; hence avoid driving vehicles or operating machines that require mental concentration. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking R-Cin as it could lead to increased drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage.
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