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Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer

MEG-MEGMA HEALTHCARE PVT.LTD

Composition

RIFAXIMIN-550MG

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's

Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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 diarrhoea (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. 

Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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, Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's helps in relieving abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's with or without food. 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you alternate medicine. Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for children as 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's

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

Medicinal Benefits

Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics used to treat infectious travellers diarrhoea, hepatic encephalopathy (decrease in brain function due to liver disease) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's is used to treat traveller’s diarrhoea caused by non-invasive strains of E.coli. Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and ammonia producing bacteria. Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's is a gastrointestinal-selective antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity. Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's is bactericidal in nature and works by killing the bacteria that cause infections. Thereby, helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not chew or break the tablet. Syrup/Suspension: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's

  • Headache
  • Peripheral oedema (leg swelling)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Ascites (excess fluid build-up in the abdomen)
  • Increased liver enzymes (ALT)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's for 3 days. Do not take Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's or consult a doctor before using Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's may interact with the immune system affecting drugs (cyclosporine) and blood thinners (warfarin). 

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's should not be taken by the people with colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon), liver disease and diahhorea caused by other than E coli bacteria.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • WARFARIN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      Please consult your doctor as it is not known whether alcohol affects the working of Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's. However, you are advised to limit or avoid alcohol consumption to prevent unpleasant side-effects.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      It is not recommended to take Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's while you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's can be given to pregnant women or not.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's can be given to breastfeeding mothers or not.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's does not affect your ability to drive. However, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have liver impairment/liver disease before taking Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's should not be used by children, as the efficacy and safety have not been established.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Antibiotics can alter the useful bacteria in the stomach, which help indigestion. Therefore, you are advised to take foods rich in probiotics such as yoghurt/curd, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha, buttermilk, natto and cheese.
    • Eat fibre rich food like whole grains, beans, lentils, berries, broccoli, peas and bananas.
    • Avoid foods rich in calcium, grapefruit and grapefruit juice as they might hinder the absorption of antibiotics.
    • Avoid consumption of alcohol to treat your condition effectively.
    • Avoid usage of tobacco.

    Special Advise

    • Prolonged intake of Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's may cause diarrhoea caused by an overgrowth of bacteria known as C. difficile. This can cause mild to severe diarrhoea to life-threatening colitis (colon inflammation).
    • Monitor bleeding time parameters like INR and prothrombin time while using Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's.

    Other Information (RIF0137)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Traveller’s diarrhoea: It is an intestinal infection in which there is the passage of unformed stools due to eating or drinking contaminated food or water while travelling. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, bloating, fever, gas, loss of appetite, and the urgent need to poop.

    Hepatic/liver encephalopathy: It is a decrease in brain function due to liver disease. The liver cannot remove toxins from the body adequately, which results in a buildup of toxins in the blood, thereby leads to brain damage. Symptoms include confusion, forgetfulness, difficulty thinking, low concentration, personality changes, and problems with small hand movements.

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): It is a condition which affects the large intestine. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramps, gas, constipation, and diarrhoea.

    FAQs

    Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Take Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's only if prescribed by a doctor.

    Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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 Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's.

    For treating traveller’s diarrhoea, Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's is generally prescribed for 3 days. For irritable bowel syndrome, Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's is prescribed for 14 days. However, it is better to take Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's only as prescribed by your doctor.

    No, Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's may affect the activity and working of warfarin when taken together. So tell your doctor before using Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's 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.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Rifameg-550mg Tablet 10's

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    no. 1065, street no. 1, haripur, sector - 4,, panchkula, 160022.

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    10 Tablet in 1 Strip