Rifampin (Rifadin)

Class of antibiotic > rifamycin – inhibits RNA polymerase in bacteria.

Dose: 300mg IV twice per day or 600mg IV once per day in 500ml Normal Saline.

Administration: This medication has a very short half-life once mixed, so we attach the vial of medication via a Vial mate or Add-Ease device. The Vial mate or Add-Ease System allows the Vial of medication to be connected to the bag of diluent.  Once activated the contents of the vial is reconstituted and the bag is ready to be infused via gravity drip.