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Rifapentine



Rifapentine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
3{[(4-cyclopentyl-1-piperazinyl)imino]methyl}rifamycin
Identifiers
CAS number 61379-65-5
ATC code J04AB05
PubChem 5462354
DrugBank APRD01217
Chemical data
Formula C47H64N4O12 
Mol. mass 877.031 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability increases when administered with food
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Therapeutic considerations
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Rifapentine (marketed under the brand name Priftin by Aventis) is an antibiotic drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

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History

Rifapentin was first synthesized in 1965 by the same company that produced rifampin. The drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 1998.


 
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