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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
It is recommended that MYCOBUTIN Capsules be administered at a dose of 300 mg once daily. For those patients with propensity to nausea, vomiting, or other gastrointestinal upset, administration of MYCOBUTIN at doses of 150 mg twice daily taken with food may be useful.
For patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/min), consider reducing the dose of MYCOBUTIN by 50%, if toxicity is suspected. No dosage adjustment is required for patients with mild to moderate renal impairment. Reduction of the dose of MYCOBUTIN may also be needed for patients receiving concomitant treatment with certain other drugs (see PRECAUTIONS: DRUG INTERACTIONS).
Mild hepatic impairment does not require a dose modification. The pharmacokinetics of rifabutin in patients with moderate and severe hepatic impairment is not known.
MYCOBUTIN (rifabutin) Capsules, USP, are supplied as hard-gelatin capsules having an opaque red-brown cap and body, imprinted with MYCOBUTIN/PHARMACIA & UPJOHN in white ink, each containing 150 mg of rifabutin, USP.
MYCOBUTIN is available as follows: NDC 0013-5301-17 Bottles of 100 capsules
Keep tightly closed and dispense in a tight container as defined in the USP. Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°–30°C (59°–86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Distributed by: Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., Division of Pfizer Inc., Inc, NY, NY 10017. Revised May 2015This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/20/2015
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