[Hypotension caused by intravenous infusion of rifampicin and its relation to the administration schedule].

It was shown in studies on animals that bolus administration of rifampicin induced hypotension whose severity depended on the rate of the antibiotic administration. When the antibiotic was administered in the 5-, 10- or 15-minute regimen in a dose of 10 mg/kg the maximum decrease in blood pressure was 44, 34 or 21% of the initial level and the maximum… CONTINUE READING