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Rifampin (Rimactane) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Rimactane?

rifampin

What is the Trade Name for rifampin?

Rimactane

What are the Indications of Rifampin (Rimactane) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

tuberculosis

What are the Actions of Rifampin (Rimactane) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits RNA synthesis

What is the Therapeutic Class of Rifampin (Rimactane) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Antitubercular

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Rifampin (Rimactane) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

rifamycins

What are the Nursing Considerations of Rifampin (Rimactane) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • can turn body fluids red
  • may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, confusion
  • assess lung sounds and sputum characteristics
  • evaluate renal and liver function tests
  • instruct patient not to skip or double dose
  • must complete entire dose (6-12 month therapy)

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