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ATC Level5: J04AB04 - Rifabutin

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Drugs in ATC category "J04AB04":

    - Rifabutin belongs to the class of medications called antibacterials . It is used to prevent the spread of MAC ( Mycobacterium avium complex ) disease throughout the body in people with advanced HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infection, or AIDS. People with this disease usually have fever, night sweats, chills, weight loss, and weakness. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of... - DESCRIPTION MYCOBUTIN Capsules for oral administration contain 150 mg of the rifamycin antimycobacterial agent rifabutin, USP, per capsule, along with the inactive ingredients microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, red iron oxide, silica gel, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and edible white ink. The chemical name for rifabutin is 1',4-didehydro-1-deoxy-1,4-dihydro-5'-(2-methylpropyl)-1-oxorifamycin XIV (Chemical Abstracts...

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