Medically prescribed for – Rifampin is an antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of tuberculosis or for patients who have been exposed to the meningitis bacteria before becoming ill.

Adverse reactions experienced – Some patients who have used Rifampin have experienced stomach cramps, joint pains, nausea, headache, dizziness, gas, heart burn and menstrual changes.  Rifampin has also been associated with a number of deaths from liver failure.

Status of drug – The Federal Drug Administration has recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug.   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized the link between liver failure and Rifampin and has advocated against its use in controlling tuberculosis.  

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Rifampin. You also may wish to contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.