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Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet

Manufacturer

CHE-CHEMO BIOLOGICAL LTD

Pack Of

10 TabletS

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About Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet

Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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, Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet helps in relieving abdominal pain and diahhorea. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Do not take Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet

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

Medicinal Benefits

Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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). Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet is used to treat traveller’s diarrhoea caused by non-invasive strains of E.coli. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and ammonia producing bacteria. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet is a gastrointestinal-selective antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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

The tablet form of Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water, do not chew or break the tablet. The liquid form of Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack. Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet should be taken at fixed intervals every day for best results. The dose of Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet

Like all medicines, Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

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

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

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

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

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

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet can be given to breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet does not affect your ability to drive. However, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have liver impairment/liver disease before taking Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet.

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.
  • To cure your condition effectually complete the full course of Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet even though you find symptomatic relief.

Special Advise

  • Prolonged intake of Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet.

Other Information (RIF0078)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Jan-22

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

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

Do not take Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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.

Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet.

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

No, Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet may affect the activity and working of warfarin when taken together. So tell your doctor before using Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet 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 Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet, which might occur in some patients.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Chemo Biological, A-50, G. T. Karnal Road, Industrial Area, Near Azadpur Metro Station, Opposite Hans Cinema, Delhi - 110033, India

Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet

Rifaxia 550Mg Tablet

MRP: 369.90

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