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RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML

Manufacturer

LUPIN LTD

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1 SUSPENSION

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Product Details

About RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML

RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML belongs to the group of medicines called 'antibiotics' or 'antibacterials' used to treat infectious traveller's diarrhoea (in adults and children above 12 years of age) caused by E coli bacteria, hepatic encephalopathy (decreased brain function due to liver disease) and irritable bowel syndrome with diahhorea (IBS-D). Traveller’s diarrhoea is an infection in which there is a passage of unformed stools. Hepatic encephalopathy causes loss of brain function when a damaged liver is unable to remove toxins from the blood. Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition which affects the large intestine. RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) occurs due to imbalance in the beneficial bacteria in the gut. RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML contains ‘Rifaximin’ that works by working on the bowel and preventing the spread of infections caused due to the loss of the beneficial gut bacteria.  Thus, RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML helps in relieving abdominal pain and diahhorea. RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML should not be used in the patients with diarrhoea complicated by fever or blood in the stool and diarrhoea due to pathogens other than Escherichia coli (E coli).

Take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML with or without food but at a common, same time every day. Do not take a double dose to make up the missed ones. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as headache, peripheral oedema (leg swelling), nausea, dizziness, fatigue, ascites (excess fluid build-up in the abdomen), increased liver enzymes (ALT), and nausea. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Before starting RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Do not take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML is not recommended for children as the efficacy and safety have not been established. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side-effects.

Uses of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML

Traveller’s diarrhoea, Liver encephalopathy, Irritable bowel syndrome due to diarrhoea

Directions for Use

The tablet form of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water, do not chew or break the tablet. The liquid form of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack. RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML should be taken at fixed intervals every day for best results. The dose of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML can vary depending upon your condition and severity of the infection. Also, it is recommended to complete the course of medicine even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance).

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML

Like all medicines, RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Headache, peripheral oedema (leg swelling), nausea, dizziness, fatigue, ascites (excess fluid build-up in the abdomen) and increased liver enzymes (ALT) are the common side-effects of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML if you are allergic to any of its contents, if you have a fever, blood in stools, passed 8 or more unformed stools in last 24 hours, constipation, vomiting, and abdominal pain caused by blockage of the bowel. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, symptoms continue or re-appear even after taking RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML for 3 days. Do not take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML is not recommended for children below 12 years of age as the efficacy and safety have not been established. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side-effects. Patients with liver complications should avoid taking RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML or consult a doctor before using RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Please consult your doctor as it is not known whether alcohol affects the working of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML. However, you are advised to limit or avoid alcohol consumption to prevent unpleasant side-effects.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    It is not recommended to take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML while you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML can be given to pregnant women or not.

  • Breast Feeding

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML can be given to breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Driving

    RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML does not affect your ability to drive. However, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

  • Liver

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have liver impairment/liver disease before taking RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML.

  • Kidney

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML.

Other Information (RCI0025)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML is bactericidal in nature and works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infections in the gut or intestine like E coli bacteria. Thereby, helps in treating/preventing the spread of infections and diarrhoea with abdominal pain.

It is recommended to complete the course of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance).

Do not take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML only if prescribed by a doctor.

Do not take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Speak to your doctor regarding this, or if you have any concerns, he/she may prescribe an alternate medicine.

RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML may affect blood tests and liver function tests with increased liver enzymes. Inform the person or doctor before performing the tests that you are taking RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML.

For treating traveller’s diarrhoea, RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML is generally prescribed for 3 days. For irritable bowel syndrome, RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML is prescribed for 14 days. However, it is better to take RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML only as prescribed by your doctor.

No, RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML may affect the activity and working of warfarin when taken together. So tell your doctor before using RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML that you are taking a blood thinner (warfarin). Your doctor might adjust the dose of warfarin to maintain the proper blood-thinning effect and prevent drug interaction.

Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), increase in liver enzymes (ALT) and headache are the common side effects of RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML, which might occur in some patients.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. IndianCountry of Origin: India

RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML

RCIFAX SUSPENSION 60ML

MRP: 156.85

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