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Rixmin 400 Tablet 10's

Rixmin 400 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Composition

RIFAXIMIN-400MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Cipla Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Rixmin 400 Tablet

Rixmin 400 Tablet 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. 

Rixmin 400 Tablet contains ‘Rifaximin’, which works by working on the bowel and preventing the spread of infections caused by the loss of beneficial gut bacteria.  Thus, Rixmin 400 Tablet helps in relieving abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Rixmin 400 Tablet should not be used in patients with diarrhoea complicated by fever or blood in the stool and diarrhoea due to pathogens other than Escherichia coli (E.coli).

Take Rixmin 400 Tablet 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet , please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take Rixmin 400 Tablet for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking Rixmin 400 Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you alternate medicine. Rixmin 400 Tablet 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet

Treatment of Travelles diarrhoea, Liver encephalopathy, Irritable bowel syndrome due to diarrhoea.

Medicinal Benefits

Rixmin 400 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). Rixmin 400 Tablet is used to treat traveller’s diarrhoea caused by non-invasive strains of E.coli. Rixmin 400 Tablet is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and ammonia producing bacteria. Rixmin 400 Tablet is a gastrointestinal-selective antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity. Rixmin 400 Tablet is bactericidal in nature and works by killing the bacteria that cause infections. Thus, it 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet

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

Drug Warnings

Do not take Rixmin 400 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet for 3 days. Do not take Rixmin 400 Tablet for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking Rixmin 400 Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. Rixmin 400 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet or consult a doctor before using Rixmin 400 Tablet .

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Rixmin 400 Tablet may interact with the immune system affecting drugs (cyclosporine) and blood thinners (warfarin). 

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Rixmin 400 Tablet 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

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 Rixmin 400 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet .

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.

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Alcohol

Caution

Please consult your doctor as it is not known whether alcohol affects the working of Rixmin 400 Tablet . However, you are advised to limit or avoid alcohol consumption to prevent unpleasant side-effects.

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Pregnancy

Caution

It is not recommended to take Rixmin 400 Tablet while you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Rixmin 400 Tablet can be given to pregnant women or not.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Rixmin 400 Tablet can be given to breastfeeding mothers or not.

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Driving

Safe if prescribed

Rixmin 400 Tablet does not affect your ability to drive. However, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

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Liver

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have liver impairment/liver disease before taking Rixmin 400 Tablet .

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Kidney

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking Rixmin 400 Tablet .

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Children

Unsafe

Rixmin 400 Tablet should not be used by children, as the efficacy and safety have not been established.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
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FAQs

Rixmin 400 Tablet is 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).
Rixmin 400 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 Rixmin 400 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Take Rixmin 400 Tablet only if prescribed by a doctor.
Rixmin 400 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 Rixmin 400 Tablet .
For treating traveller’s diarrhoea, Rixmin 400 Tablet is generally prescribed for 3 days. For irritable bowel syndrome, Rixmin 400 Tablet is prescribed for 14 days. However, it is better to take Rixmin 400 Tablet only as prescribed by your doctor.
No, Rixmin 400 Tablet may affect the activity and working of warfarin when taken together. So tell your doctor before using Rixmin 400 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.

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