Rimstar and Rimactazid
Rimactazid and Rimstar are two new combination preparations for the treatment of tuberculosis.
1 tablet Rimstar contains 150 mg rifampicine, 75 mg isoniazide, 400 mg pyrazinamide and 275 mg ethambutolhydrochloride. Rimstar is used for the initial treatment of tuberculosis. A person of 55-70 kg is given 4 tablets a day. That is, 600 mg rifampicine, 300 mg isoniazide, 1600 mg pyrazinamid and 1100 mg ethambutolhydrochloride.
1 tablet Rimactazid contains 150 mg rifampicine and 75 mg isoniazide and is used for maintenance treatment of tuberculosis. A person of 55-70 kg is given 4 tablets a day, corresponding to 600 mg rifampicine and 300 mg isoniazide.
The combination preparations are subject to regulations on distribution free of charge to special non-hospitalized groups of patients, who are in continued hospital treatment. Rimactazid and Rimstar was marketed on July 4, 2005.
Last modified: November 29th 2005