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Rifocin: what is it for and how to use it

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Rifocin is a drug that has the antibiotic rifamycin in its composition, indicated for the treatment of skin infections caused by microorganisms sensitive to this active substance.

Thus, the use of rifamycin can be indicated in the treatment of wounds, burns, boils and varicose ulcers as long as recommended by the doctor, and its application in the oral cavity or close to the ear is contraindicated.

Rifocin can be found in pharmacies or drugstores in the form of a spray for use on the skin, and should be used with medical advice, because despite being considered a safe medicine, it should not be used by people who are allergic to rifamycin or any other drug. formula component.



what is it for

Rifocin is indicated in the treatment of superficial infections, that is, present in the skin, so it serves to:

  • Infected wounds;
  • burns;
  • boils;
  • skin infections;
  • Skin diseases that are infected;
  • Varicose ulcers;
  • Eczematoid dermatitis.

In addition, this remedy can also be used to make dressings for infected post-surgical wounds, as long as indicated by the doctor, as it contains antibiotics in its composition, prolonged use is not recommended.

How to use

Before using Rifocin, it is important to properly clean the area to be treated with saline, removing pus, if present. Then, you can spray Rifocin on the affected area every 6 to 8 hours, or as directed by your doctor.

After using Rifocin, it is important to carefully clean the orifice of the bottle with a tissue or a clean cloth and then put the cap back on, as this will prevent it from becoming clogged.



Rifocin is only indicated for application to the skin, and its use in regions close to the ear or in the oral cavity is not recommended.

Possible side effects

The most common side effects that can occur during treatment with Rifocin are the appearance of a red-orange color on the skin or fluids such as tears, sweat, saliva and urine, or an allergy at the application site.

Rifocin can also cause severe allergic reactions that need immediate medical attention. Therefore, you should stop treatment and seek the nearest emergency department if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, feeling of a closed throat, swelling in the mouth, tongue or face, or hives. Know how to identify the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction.

who shouldn’t use

Rifocin should not be used by people who are allergic to rifamycin or any component present in the formula. In addition, asthmatic people should only use Rifocin if authorized by the doctor, since due to the presence of metabisulfite in its composition, it can increase the risk of more serious asthma attacks.

Rifocin should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless recommended by a doctor.

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