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Overview

Ripe Kit

Manufacturer: Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Ethambutol, Pyrazinamide, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Ripe Kit belongs to the rifamycin group of antibiotics and is used to treat numerous bacterial infections.This includes leprosy, tuberculosis and Legionnaire's disease. This medicine is administered either by mouth or intravenously. It works by interfering and preventing the production of RNA by bacteria.

Common side effects of this drug include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. It often turns the colour of sweat, urine and tears red or orange. Liver problems or allergic reactions may also occur as side effects. Even though its safety during pregnancy is not known, Ripe Kit is part of the recommended treatment of tuberculosis during pregnancy.

People with hypersensitivity to Ripe Kit and jaundice are not recommended this medicine. It should be used with caution in people with a history of alcoholism and hepatic and renal impairment. Elderly, malnourished patients, children below 2 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding women need to take this medicine in lower doses.

This medicine is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Your dosage will be as prescribed by your doctor where your age, weight and medical condition will be taken into consideration.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.

tuberculosis (tb)
In addition to its intended effect, Ripe Kit may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Chills
Muscle pain.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Cavidin 450mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Cavidin 450mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ripe Kit , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Rifampicin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Ripe Kit inhibits bacterial RNA polymerase which is the enzyme responsible for the transcription of DNA. Rifampicin binds and prevents RNA synthesis by blocking elongation and synthesis of bacterial proteins. It blocks the bond between nucleotides in the RNA backbone.
What are you using Ripe Kit for?
Other
leprosy
tuberculosis and Legionnaire's disease
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Muscle pain
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from night fall (semen loss ejaculation in sleep) for past 2 years please help me to get out of it?

Ph.D (Male Infertility), M.S (Infertility), D.G.L.S, D.R.C.O.G, C.Sc., D.M.R.D, M.B.B.S
Sexologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from night fall (semen loss ejaculation in sleep) for past 2 years please help me to get out of it?
Nightfall: Night fall is commonly also known as wet dreams. The problem of nightfall is very common among men's in the young age or adolescent age. The problem of wet dreams is characterized by the unknowingly and involuntarily ejaculation while asleep. It can be seen in both men and women but its more common among male and rare in a female. During the nocturnal emission, the men may wake up and again go back to sleep. A nightfall or nocturnal emission is considered to be a problem only if it is very frequent or if it is persistent even when the male has crossed adolescent age. In either of these case, it is essential to seek a doctor's advice. Frequent masturbation, watching pornography or such pictures, discussing sex or adult talks makes a person victim of the nightfall. Also, certain medicines or drugs such as sedatives, tranquilizers, and high BP medicines can lead to nocturnal emission. Apart from this the mental state of mind (Stress, depression, anxiety etc.) and also no or less physical activity (Obesity, long sitting hours, inactivity) of a person accounts for wet dreams. Treatment Options - 1. A proper diet can ensure strength that you might have lost due to nightfall. 2. Practicing Yoga and meditation regularly before going to sleep can also help in getting rid of the emissions. 3. Consuming ripe leaves of bottle gourd can help in curing insomnia and getting rid of the nocturnal emissions. Other ways to treat nightfall is using natural or homemade remedies. There are no side effects for such treatment methods. Yogurt - Should have at least 2-3 bowls of yogurt a day. Avoid watching Porn - Too much of porn arouses you sexually. So it is advised not to watch porn. Sage tea - Having two cups of sage tea a day will reduce the chances of nocturnal emission. Gooseberry - Popularly known as amla acts as an anti-oxidant and helps in reducing the nightfall. Gradually the wet dreams problem will be solved. Bathing - It is advice to take bath before you go to bed. It helps you have a sound sleep. A sound sleep is very important for avoiding nightfall. Here are few myths about nightfall that every man should know: 1. Nightfall in men is wrong and abnormal: There is nothing wrong or abnormal about nightfall; it is a normal part of growing up and becomes rarer as a male grows up. Rare nightfall in men is not harmful and one need not feel guilty. Nightfall is just spontaneous tendency to empty the reservoir of sperms in adolescents. Nightfall occurs only in males: This is one of the myths about nightfall; the fact is even females could have a spontaneous orgasm in sleep without being aware of it as their vagina just gets wet and lubricated. Men may wake up from sleep due to increased wetness. 2. Nightfall in men is a sign of illness: This is a myth that most people have; however it is a natural process that occurs in most men and women unless it occurs very frequently. Nightfall with high frequency can affect the sexual and mental health of the male or female. You can try out nightfall treatment. 3. Nightfall can make you weak: One of the favorite myths about nightfall; actually nightfall occur when there is absence of sex or masturbation to release the sperms and it is a natural way to remove the excess sperms from the testicular sac. However having excessive and frequent nightfall can decrease the immunity of the person. Nightfall in men can lead to reduced sperm count: This applies to only increased and frequent nightfall in men; it is a popular feared myth and nightfall does not reduce sperm count. It is a natural body mechanism to throw out the overflowing content from testicular sac and induce the regular formation of healthy sperms. 4. Nightfall reduces male organ size: One of the popular myths about nightfall; nightfall does not shrink the male organ. The truth is that there is nothing that can increase or decrease the size of the male organ; also sexual health does not depend on the size of the male organ.
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Sir I am suffering from constipation from last 5 years I have consulted lots of doctors but nothing works out and I felt my rectum is not opening properly and I have gas problems too please suggest me some tips.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir I am suffering from constipation from last 5 years I have consulted lots of doctors but nothing works out and I f...
HI, Please follow these tips to get rid of constipation: 1. Drink 2-3 lts of water per day. 2. Consume lot of fibre in your diet like raw vegetables, fruits, whole grains, oats. Etc. 3. Eat one fully ripe big banana at bed time. 4. Drink one glass of hot milk with one spoon of ghee in it at bedtime. 5. Take your food at regular intervals. Avoid spicy and oil fried food. 6. Never curb the urge to pass stools. 7. Never put in lot of pressure to pass stools. 8. Take 1tsf of Isabgol powder with a glass of hot water at bedtime to get an easy evacuation. 9. Do sitz bath twice daily. Please follow these home remedies to cure constipation: - Eat a big bowl of papaya daily before or after food. - Soak dry fig in water overnight and eat it in the morning every day. - Add 2tsf of lemon juice and a pinch of salt to a glass of hot water and drink it on empty stomach in the morning. - Eat one medium sized raw potato along with its peel daily. - Add 1tsf of pure ghee to a glass of hot milk and drink it at bed time.
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How to avoid constipation in day to day life, reply by giving a suitable time table to avoid it.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
How to avoid constipation in day to day life, reply by giving a suitable time table to avoid it.
HI, Please follow these tips to get rid of constipation: 1. Drink 2-3 lts of water per day. 2. Consume lot of fibre in your diet like raw vegetables, fruits, whole grains, oats. Etc. 3. Eat one fully ripe big banana at bed time. 4. Drink one glass of hot milk with one spoon of ghee in it at bedtime. 5. Take your food at regular intervals. Avoid spicy and oil fried food. 6. Never curb the urge to pass stools. 7. Never put in lot of pressure to pass stools. 8. Do sitz bath twice daily.
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Meri skin kaafi black hoti jaa rahi hai please suggest me some any face cream jisse skin bright lagne lage withot side effect.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
Meri skin kaafi black hoti jaa rahi hai please suggest me some any face cream jisse skin bright lagne lage withot sid...
For lightening the tone of your face try it out certain natural remedies- 1. Lemon is known to be a superior bleaching agent and scrubbing about half a lemon on your face regularly will help lighten your skin tone. This is one of the simplest yet effective home remedies for fair skin. 2. The juice of one potato can be squeezed and applied to your face; do it regularly and you will notice a gradual change. 3. Apply the pulp of a mashed tomato on your skin; not only will it lighten your skin tone but it will give it a pink glow too. 4. Mix equal quantities of honey and lemon juice and apply it on your skin. 5. Another great natural way to get fair skin is to mix a tiny amount of cinnamon with about half a teaspoon of honey and apply it on your face. 6. If you have oily skin and want to lighten its tone, then applying a mixture of cucumber and lemon juice on it works wonders. 7. Curd is rich in lactic and zinc acid, both of which have natural skin lightening properties. 8. If you want to lighten scars on your skin then applying fresh coconut water on them really works. 9. A tiny amount of saffron mixed with olive oil is a great natural remedy to make your skin fair. 10. This effective fairness mask requires you to mix a spoonful each of almond oil, lemon juice and milk powder. Apply the mask on your skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes before you wash it off. 11. If you have dry skin and want to lighten its tone, applying a mixture of honey and cucumber juice on it will make it fairer. 12. Another great way to get fair skin naturally is to apply the white of an egg on your face at least twice a week. 13. This skin lightening face pack requires you to make a mixture of tomato, curd and oatmeal and apply it on your face. 14. Take a ripe tomato, mash it and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply it and watch your skin tone lighten gradually. 15. Another great way to make oily skin fair is to apply a mixture of milk powder, papaya, honey and milk to your face. I hope these natural ways will help you for more details contact us.
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Sirr from two three weeks my face colour is going dark and dark im not able to understand how to stop this.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Sirr from two three weeks my face colour is going dark and dark im not able to understand how to stop this.
Hi lybrate-user, A fair, healthy and glowing skin is every body’s desire. Well it is not hard to achieve. A little patience and simple care with some natural and inexpensive products can do wonder for your skin. Pollution, stress and unhygienic condition can steal away your glowing complexion leaving behind dark patches, blemishes and wrinkles on your skin making it look tired and aged. Skin color is due to the presence of a pigment known as melanin. This causes a person’s complexion to be white or dark depending on its amount present in the skin. Try the following ways to get fair skin and remove dark patches from your face. 1. Lemon Juice & Honey: Mix honey and lemon juice and apply on face and other exposed parts of your body. Let it stay for twenty minutes and then wash off. For dry skin apply honey and cucumber juice of equal amount on your face and body and leave for fifteen minutes. Wash off and feel the radiance. Apply lemon juice on face every night. Remove make up before the application. Try to keep a small quantity at least for fifteen minutes on face. It may give you a burning sensation but will help in lightening your complexion. 2. Yogurt: Apply yoghurt on your face and wash off with milk. They both act as lightening agents for skin. 3. Honey and Egg White: Prepare a face mask by combining honey and egg white. Apply the mask on your face and let it stay for few minutes. Wash off. 4. Honey & Almond Oil: Mix equal amount of almond oil and honey. Apply the mixture on face. Practice this remedy every night for a clear skin. 5. Papaya: Papaya is an effective ingredient for achieving glowing skin. Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants that helps to remove dark patches from skin. Rub a slice of ripe papaya on your face every morning. Papaya is often used in most of the home remedies for glowing skin. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Popular Health Tips

Ripe Or Unripe Banana - Which Is Better For You?

BSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, PG Diploma In Dietitics & Hospital Food Service
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Ripe Or Unripe Banana - Which Is Better For You?

When it comes to bananas, most of us just grab them on the go; after all, as they are everyone's favorite fruit and the perfect 100-calorie goody. So, how do you pick your banana fruit? Because, when you look at this fruit, you either think that, 'oh, it’s too ripe' or 'too green'. A banana has two major stages, ripe and unripe. The nutritional value of a banana actually changes as it ripens? Different maturity stages of bananas give different health benefits to your body. 

Also, a banana gradually ripens, they become sweeter in taste.  But, why does this change happen? It happens because there are enzymes in the banana that breakdown into starch, which isn't sweet in nature, into a new substance called sugar. These changes makes the banana easily digestible. 

Let's determine the right stage at which the bananas should be consumed:

Features of ripe banana

Ripe bananas are yellow in color and often feature brown or black spots on their surface.

Pros of consuming ripe bananas

  • As compared to unripe bananas, ripe bananas are sweeter and better in taste.
  • They contain around 8 percent starch and about 91 percent sugar
  • The resistant starch present in unripe bananas changes into simple sugar form as the bananas ripen.
  • Yellow bananas are easy to digest since they have a higher glycemic index as compared to unripe bananas
  • When the bananas ripen fully, they produce a substance called Tumor Necrosis Factor or TNF and this compound is known for its anti-cancer qualities
  • Ripe bananas also have a high level of antioxidants which offer a host of benefits right from boosting your gut health to improved skin

Cons of consuming ripe bananas

  • According to some studies, bananas tend to lose some of their micronutrients as they ripen.
  • Since ripe bananas are sweeter than unripe ones, they are unsuitable for people affected with Type 2 diabetes.

Unripe bananas

Features of bananas 

Unripe bananas are waxy and green

Pros of consuming unripe bananas

  • One of the most excellent benefits of unripe bananas is that they are rich in resistant starch content.
  • Unripe bananas are ideal for people suffering from high blood sugar levels. Therefore, if you have diabetes but like bananas, then you should stick to unripe bananas.
  • They are incredibly rich in probiotic bacteria, which is necessary for maintaining gut and colon health.
  • Moreover, green bananas can absorb nutrients like calcium much better, and therefore they are always a good option for health-conscious people.

Cons of consuming unripe bananas

  • They contain around 40 percent starch.
  • They are bitter and due to their low glycemic index makes them difficult to digest
  • The level of antioxidants increases as the fruit ages and therefore, unripe bananas are low in terms of their antioxidant content as compared to the ripe variety.
  • Green bananas are also known to cause bloating and gas formation owing to higher resistant starch content.

All in all, both types of bananas come with a set of benefits. If you don’t have any existing medical condition, you should alternate between both variants to enjoy their respective health benefits. But in case you have diabetes, it is best to avoid ripe bananas. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Benefits of Banana

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Banana

Bananas are loaded with valuable micronutrients, especially potassium. Potassium is one of the most important electrolytes in the body, helping to regulate heart function as well as fluid balance – a key factor in regulating blood pressure. The effectiveness of potassium-rich foods such as bananas, in lowering blood pressure and protecting against heart disease and strokes is well accepted and bolstered by considerable scientific evidence.

  • Bananas are soothing to the gastrointestinal tract due to their high content of pectin – as soluble fibre that not only lowers cholesterol but normalises bowel function. The high fibre content of bananas promote satiety (feelings of fullness).
  • The resistant starch in bananas also has a prebiotic effect, helping to keep gut bacteria happy by increasing the production of short chain fatty acids for digestive health.
  • Bananas and plantains are picked underripe and transported from the tropics and set to ripen on the supermarket shelves or in our fruit bowls. Those with green tips are not quite ripe, but they will continue to ripen if stored at room temperature, particularly if placed in a plastic or paper bag as the gases they emit stimulate further ripening (and can ripen other fruits they are placed with).
  • When bananas have light speckles of brown on their skins it is a sign they have ripened naturally. When buying plantain, choose those with skins that are neither yellow nor too brown.
  • Bananas are grown in hot climates, so they do not naturally like the cold. If kept in the fridge, the enzymes that cause them to ripen are deactivated. Instead you might find the skin blackens. Although if you prefer an underripe banana you might want to keep them in the fridge.
  • Bananas freeze well. Peel the skin off first and put them in a freezer bag. Frozen bananas can be blended in a food processor to make a delicious dairy-free ‘ice cream’ or pop them in your blender for a cool and creamy addition to a smoothie.
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Sports Nutrition

Masters in Nutritional Therapy, bachelor of Bio chemistry
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kannur

Sports Nutrition - Before event tips:

  • Eat adequate high carbohydrate meals every day to keep glycogen stores full and make most of your training sessions.
  • Allow 3-4 hours digetion time for a large meal, 2-3 for smaller meal, 1-2 for blended or liquid meals and less than one hour for smaller snacks.
  • If you eat less than one hour before the event be sure to snack on any tried and truelow fat high carbohydrate snack.
  • Limit high fat proteins such as cheese and peanut butter, they take long time to empty your stomach and will slow you down.
  • A small amount of low fat protein can settle the stomach and stay arround long enough to prevent hunger.
  • Try cotage cheese, 1-2 Eggs, Milk and combine it with some sort of Carbohydrate for best result.
  • It's best to have high glycemic index foods during and after exercise such as Glucose, Potatoes, Bagels, Raisins, Oatmeal, Sugar etc.
  • Stick with low to moderate index foods before exercise: Energy bars, Chocolate milk, Green beans, Yoghurt, Apple and less ripe Banana especially if you are eating within 60 to 90 min of the event. This is for avoiding sugar crash that can occur when your blood sugar rapidly races and falls again.
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Maintain Your Hair Health With These Quick Tips!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS, PLAB
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Maintain Your Hair Health With These Quick Tips!

Hair is technically dead tissue and considering that, we spend a whole of a lot of time and currency on our hair. That is probably because hair plays a big part in our appearance. Changing your hair color or merely getting a different hairstyle can change your appearance to an extent that some might find you unrecognizable. On the contrary, you can go into a week-long depression, if your hair stylist has let you down with the bob-cut your favourite celebrity has sported so beautifully. Like nails, hair is an extension of the epidermal layer of the skin and is mainly composed of proteins. Apart from adding to your appearance, it also provides warmth and protection to your head.

So it is obvious that maintaining healthy hair is something we all want and would like. Here are a few tips that will help that mane flow beautifully-

  1. Ripe avocado: Mash some ripe avocado without the pit, mix it with an egg and apply it to your hair. Wash it off after 20 minutes. Avocados are rich in essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins that help add lustre to your hair. This is advised to be done once a week if you have damaged hair or once a month for healthy hair.
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar: Adding one part apple cider vinegar to two parts of lukewarm water and applying it to your hair can help balance the pH of your scalp. It may not make your hair smell like a dream, but it will help bring out the natural red highlights in your hair.
  3. Lemon Juice: Apply lemon juice to your scalp to get rid of dandruff and get clean scalp.
  4. Egg and shampoo: This combination can help strengthen your hair. This mixture adds protein to your hair. Take an egg and mix it with a small amount of shampoo and lather it up for 5 minutes and rinse well.
  5. Essential oils: Add some essential oil to your shampoo to get a beautiful lustre to your hair.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diet During Pregnancy - Debunking 5 Myths About It!

MBBS, DGO, Ceritification in Minimal Invasive Surgery
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Diet During Pregnancy - Debunking 5 Myths About It!

The moment a woman is known to be pregnant, there is a whole list she needs to follow in terms of food what is good vs what is bad, what to eat vs what to avoid, how much to eat and so on. Almost every member in the family and friend circle would have suggestions to provide, and the woman is left completely confused. Read on to get some of this clarified.

Myth #1: Eat for two people during pregnancy: While it is definitely true that a person needs to eat more during pregnancy, it is not essential to eat for two people. The growing baby does not need a full meal. What it needs are important nutrients to develop fully including iron, calcium, folic acid, etc. The mother needs to increase her food consumption, but only by about 250 to 300 calories. There is absolutely no need to eat for two people.

Myth #2: Eating papaya can lead to miscarriage: The green or raw papaya does have latex, which has properties similar to the miscarriage-inducing drugs. They increase the amount of oxytocin and prostaglandin, which induces miscarriage. However, a fully ripe papaya eases heartburn and constipation, which are common during pregnancy.

Myth #3: Consuming saffron throughout pregnancy makes the developing baby fair-skinned: This is another myth that is deep-rooted, and the obsession with fair skin is even more deep-rooted. Most mothers would be gifted small boxes of saffron and told to add it to milk and consume, so that the baby grows up fair. This is a complete myth with no truth to it at all. The baby’s skin colour is completely determined by genetics and is not influenced by the food consumed during pregnancy.

Myth #4: Ghee during pregnancy helps in normal delivery: Ghee is believed to bring about a lot of miracles during pregnancy. Some vouch for the fact that consuming ghee aids in normal delivery and passage of the baby through the uterus. Consuming ghee also is believed to improve uterine healing post-delivery. The truth is that ghee is loaded with saturated fats and may lead to unnecessary weight gain and hence is best avoided. A small amount is definitely advisable, but it will not help in either delivery or post-partum.

Myth #5: Eating fish during pregnancy is harmful: The only reason for avoiding fish is the increased level of mercury in some of them. While fish with higher levels of mercury are to be avoided, fish with low mercury levels are okay and are in fact useful for the baby’s brain and eye development. Since this differentiation requires knowledge about fish, they are usually avoided. Talk to your nutritionist to identify what is safe and what is not.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Ripe Kit
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