Compare pyrazinamide vs. Rifadin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Treats tuberculosis

pyrazinamide is one of the first choice treatments used together with other drugs for tuberculosis.

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  • pyrazinamide along with other medications effectively treats tuberculosis.
  • Take pyrazinamide either once a day or a couple times a week.
  • Although not tested, this medicine is as safe for children as it is for adults.
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  • Have to take pyrazinamide with other medicines in order to be effective against tuberculosis.
  • Can cause liver problems that may require stopping the medicine.
  • Can interfere with some lab tests.
  • Even though pyrazinamide is a generic, it is still relatively expensive.
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Used for
  • Tuberculosis treatment
  • Active tuberculosis Active tuberculosis - HIV infection HIV infection - Inactive tuberculosis Inactive tuberculosis Meningococcal infectious disease
  • Carrier Reactivation tuberculosis Tuberculosis
  • Extrapulmonary
  • Atypical mycobacterial infection Bacterial meningitis
  • Staphylococcus aureus or epidermidis Bacterial meningitis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae Bartonellosis - HIV infection Brucellosis; Adjunct Cholestasis - Pruritus Cutaneous leishmaniasis Haemophilus influenzae infection; Prophylaxis Human anaplasmosis Infective endocarditis Leprosy Mycobacterium avium complex infection
  • Lung disease Osteomyelitis Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis Staphylococcal infectious disease
  • For synergy
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Side effects
The pyrazinamide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Rifadin (Rifampin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Liver problems
    • Current liver problems
  • Gout
    • History of gout
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