Rifater Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This medicine can color your teeth, urine, sweat, tears, and mucous. The color may stain your teeth for good. The color in tears may also stain soft contact lenses for good. If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor or health care professional when you can use your lenses again.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin D and vitamin B6. You should make sure that you get enough vitamins while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Clumsiness or unsteadiness
coughing or spitting up blood
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
loss of appetite
numbness, tingling, burning, or pain in the hands and feet
pain in large and small joints
tightness in the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
yellow eyes or skin
difficulty in breathing
muscle and bone pain
ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
skin rash, itching, or redness
Black, tarry stools
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
bloody or cloudy urine
blurred vision or loss of vision, with or without eye pain
greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
mood or mental changes
pinpoint red spots on the skin
unusual bleeding or bruising
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Sore mouth or tongue
Incidence not known
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.