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Antimicrobial Name: Rifapentine (Priftin)
CAS Number: 61379-65-5
Type of Antibiotic: Mycobacteria Antibiotics
Origin: Chemical/Synthetic
Functional Category: Antibiotic
Molecular Weight: 877.031
Mechanism of Action: Rifapentine (Priftin) has shown higher bacteriostatic and bactericidal activities especially against intracellular bacteria growing in human monocyte-derived macrophages. Rifapentine inhibits DNA-dependent RNA polymerase in susceptible strains of M. tuberculosis. Rifapentine acts via the inhibition of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, leading to a suppression of RNA synthesis and cell death.
Chemical Formula:


Melting point:

179 - 180 °C


Rifapentine (Priftin) is an antibiotic drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis.