Definition of "rifampin" [rifampin]

  • A semisynthetic antibiotic derived from a form of rifamycin that interferes with the synthesis of RNA and is used to treat bacterial and viral diseases. (noun)

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Use "rifampin" in a sentence
  • "They took the line out—and for good measure, they switched him to a different new drug, linezolid, and added an old drug called rifampin as well."
  • "In addition, antibiotics (such as rifampin, ceftriaxone or ciprofloxacin) should be used for all children who have come in close contact with someone who was infected."
  • "Therapy with antihistamines may provide some relief, but many patients require additional therapy with agents such as rifampin or naltrexone."