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Radiology


The study of X-rays to diagnose a disease.

Rifampicin (Rifampin in the USA)

A member of a class of antibiotics termed the rifamycins, it is the most powerful of the first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. It has the unique property of killing very slowly replicating bacilli that persist in lesions.

Rifater

A combination of three medicines (Rifampicin, Isoniazid and Pyrazinamide) in one tablet. A particular side-effect of Rifater, which should not be cause for concern is that is causes bodily secretions (urine, saliva, semen, vaginal fluids) to be orangey red. It may also discolour contact lenses. Rifater may also affect the efficiency of the contraceptive pill.

Rifinah

A combination of two medicines (Rifampicin and Isoniazid)

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