Rifampin vs Rifabutin
Hi all. New here, finding it all very helpful. My mom is on the Big Three daily. Her pulmonologist put her on rifampin then the infectious disease doc switched it to rifabutin.
We are not really sure if this was a big deal or just a preference. I am curious if anyone has switched between these and noticed any difference in side effects or, if you went long enough, in effectiveness.
The one is much more expensive than the other (doable, just a big difference) and we are not sure the fine points of each doctor’s different choice as to which one. Just wondering if anyone in the same position has any experience or opinions to share as we work with the drs to better understand their advice and move forward.