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Rifadin is an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis and Neisseria meningitides. It comes as a capsule or an injection, and works to kill bacteria by blocking certain enzymes that allow the bacteria to grow. Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include heartburn, drowsiness, and headaches.
- To treat tuberculosis, usually along with other tuberculosis medications
- To get rid of a bacteria known as Neisseria meningitides (the bacteria that causes meningococcal infections, such as meningitis) in people who have this bacteria in their nose and throat but do not have symptoms of a meningococcal infection.