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What should I know about Priftin?

Priftin (rifapentine) is administered in conjunction with other drugs to treat the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. People with tuberculosis taking Priftin may be on this medication for several months.
Do not take this drug if you have a known allergy to rifapentine, rifampin, or rifabutin. If you have porphyria or liver disease, your condition may be complicated by use of Priftin.

Like other antibiotics, Priftin can make birth control pills work less effectively; use a back-up, non-hormonal protection method while taking this drug. Priftin may harm a developing fetus or nursing baby, so new or expecting mothers should discuss this risk with their doctor.

Do not wear contact lenses or dentures while on Priftin, as the drug can cause your tears and saliva to turn a reddish color and stain these devices. Antibiotics may also cause diarrhea; do not attempt to treat any diarrhea without first consulting your doctor.

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