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SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET

Manufacturer

DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

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Prescription Required
Product Details

About SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET

SIBOFIX 200MG 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. SIBOFIX 200MG 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. SIBOFIX 200MG 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, SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET helps in relieving abdominal pain and diahhorea. SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET

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

Directions for Use

The tablet form of SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water, do not chew or break the tablet. The liquid form of SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack. SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET should be taken at fixed intervals every day for best results. The dose of SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET

Like all medicines, SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET for 3 days. Do not take SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET or consult a doctor before using SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Please consult your doctor as it is not known whether alcohol affects the working of SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET. 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET while you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET can be given to breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Driving

    SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET.

  • Kidney

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET.

Other Information (SIB0019)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Take SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET only if prescribed by a doctor.

Do not take SIBOFIX 200MG 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.

SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET.

For treating traveller’s diarrhoea, SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET is generally prescribed for 3 days. For irritable bowel syndrome, SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET is prescribed for 14 days. However, it is better to take SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET only as prescribed by your doctor.

No, SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET may affect the activity and working of warfarin when taken together. So tell your doctor before using SIBOFIX 200MG 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 SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET, which might occur in some patients.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA

SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET

SIBOFIX 200MG TABLET

MRP: 172.15

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