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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Treatment of active TB
  • Treatment of asymptomatic carriers of Neisseria meningitidis to eliminate meningococci from the nasopharynx.

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Treatment of latent TB
  • Treatment of orthopedic implant-related staphylococcal infections (in combination)
  • Treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis (in combination with vancomycin plus aminoglycoside)

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Last updated: January 25, 2012