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Rifampin

See also Antibiotics (General)

Rifampin is often used along with isoniazid for the treatment of tuberculosis.

 

Interaction

Substance: Vitamin D

Effect: Supplementation Possibly Helpful

Rifampin might interfere with the metabolism of vitamin D.1 Although it is not clear whether this interaction actually causes vitamin D deficiency, making sure that you get enough vitamin D on general principle is probably a good idea.

 

References

1. Shils M, et al. (eds.). Modern nutrition in health and disease. 9th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1999: 1634.

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