Rifapentine is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.

Rifapentine is used together with other medicines to treat active tuberculosis (TB) in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Rifapentine is also used to keep inactive (latent) TB from becoming active in adults and children who are at least 2 years old.

Rifapentine must always be used in combination with other tuberculosis medications.

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  • Priftin
  • More common
    Blood in the urine
    joint pain
    lower back or side pain
    swelling of the feet or lower legs
    Less common
    Aggressive reaction
    black, tarry stools
    blood in the stools
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    severe abdominal or stomach pain
    sore throat and fever
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    yellow eyes or skin
    increase in blood pressure
    severe or continuing headaches
    Some rifapentine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Less common
    loss of appetite
  • (rifapentine) tablet, film coated
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.