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Is It Safe for Children to Use Rifadin?

This drug is approved for use in children. It can even be used in children less than one month of age. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Rifadin in children. 

Can Older Adults Use It?

Rifadin clinical studies did not include enough people over the age of 65 to determine whether older adults respond to or tolerate the medication any differently than younger age groups.
However, no differences have been reported between younger and older individuals in clinical use of the medication. Because older individuals are generally more likely to have other medical problems and are likely to take additional medications, Rifadin should be used cautiously in older adults.

Off-Label Uses for Rifadin

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the uses discussed in this article. This is known as an "off-label" use. Rifadin may be used for a variety of off-label reasons, including the treatment of:
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections
  • Cholestatic pruritus (itching due to liver disease)
  • Brucellosis (an infection that can be contracted from animals)
  • Leprosy
  • Infective endocarditis (an infection of the heart valve).
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