Rifampicin is an antibiotic sometimes given to people who have been in close contact with a person who has meningococcal disease. The purpose of taking this antibiotic is to get rid of any meningococcal bacteria being carried in the nose and throat of contacts.

For more information, please see the fact sheet below or contact the Communicable Disease Control Section on 02 6205 2155.


Additional information on Rifampricin can be found on the Meningococcal page.

Download: Rifampicin Fact Sheet (July 2014) (PDF File - 87k)