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rif·a·my·cin

 (rĭf′ə-mī′sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of antibiotics originally isolated from a strain of the soil microorganism Streptomyces mediterranei, used in the United States to treat tuberculosis and prevent meningococcal infections, and used in other countries to treat leprosy and other bacterial diseases.

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by a(mino-)) of earlier rifomycin : Rififi, alternate title of Du rififi chez les hommes, a 1955 French film noir that was a favorite of the researchers who first isolated rifamycins and who used film titles as nicknames for new compounds before formal publication of their results (from French slang rififi, scuffle, gang rumble, from reduplication of rif, fire, gunfire, combat, from Italian slang ruffo, fire, from dialectal Italian ruffo, red-headed, from Latin rūfus, reddish, red-headed; see reudh in Indo-European roots) + -mycin.]

rifamycin

(ˌriːfəˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Medicine) an antibiotic which can be synthesized artificially or naturally and is used in the treatment of infections such as tuberculosis and leprosy
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rifamycin

n rifamicina
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More recently, the analyst notes, questions have been raised as to whether Cosmo's rifamycin could pose a threat to Xifaxan, either in the near term from off-label prescribing for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or longer term if eventually approved for IBS-D.
However, there was no increase in extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ES-BL-E) associated with rifamycin, and significantly less new acquisition of these pathogens than in the ciprofloxacin group.
Scott-A Str was developed with resistance to streptomycin, while OSY-8578 Rf,Nm was made resistant to both rifamycin b and neomycin.
Dr Petersen-Jappelli has served as an advisor as well as scientific research and clinical development leader of rifamycin SV MMX for Traveler's Diarrhea at Santarus.
10,11] However, one of its components-Rifocort [R] ointment-composed of an association of antibiotic (Sodium Rifamycin SV) with corticosteroid (21-prednisolone acetate) was removed from the market, restricting current use of this paste.
36) It has been demonstrated that in the treatment of TB, rifamycin containing regimes are superior to those devoid of a rifamycin agent.
patents for rifamycin MMX, methylene blue MMX and Uceris, and have specified rights of negotiation with respect to all products Cosmo or its affiliates seek to develop or commercialize in the U.
Xifaxan 550mg is a rifamycin antibacterial and is used to decrease the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy recurrence in patients 18 years of age and over.
In addition to our commercial progress and the favorable outcome on the ZEGERID([R])(omeprazole/ sodium bicarbonate) patent litigation at the appellate court, we were successful in advancing our clinical pipeline, including reporting positive Phase III results for both RUCONEST([R]) (recombinant human C1 esterase inhibitor) in hereditary angioedema (HAE) and for rifamycin SV MMX([R]) in travelers' diarrhea.
Rifampicin (RIF), a semi-synthetic macrocyclic complex antibiotic derived from Streptomyces mediterranei, is member of rifamycin class antibiotics (Maggi et al.
Rifaximin, a rifamycin derivative, is a minimally absorbed, broad-spectrum antibiotic that targets a wide range of microorganisms.
However, its use in persons with AIDS has been discouraged due to the evolution of rifamycin monoresistance in a small number of patients in a USA Centres for Disease Control trial.