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Who should not take isoniazid-rifampin?

Do not take isoniazid-rifampin (Rifamate), a combination drug used to treat tuberculosis (TB), if you have: severe liver disease; gout or other painful joint conditions; serious side effects from past use of isoniazid, including arthritis, fever or chills; medication-induced hepatitis; an allergy or sensitivity to any of the drug's ingredients. You also should not take isoniazid-rifampin with the following medications: lapatinib or other tyrosine kinase receptor inhibitors; ranolazine; temsirolimus; and voriconazole. If you need one of these medications, you and your doctor must decide which disease needs to be treated first (probably the TB) and which to postpone.

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