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Xifaxa

Xifaxa 550mg tablet

Brand: Brookes

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Xifaxa 550mg tablet is composed of Rifaximin (550mg)

Rifaximin is an antibiotic which is commonly used to treat traveler’s and also irritable bowel syndrome by stopping the growth of bacteria. It also helps in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy by stopping the growth of bacteria that produces harmful toxins.

Introduction

How To Use

  • It comes as a tablet and should be taken orally.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Its normal dosage is of 3 times a day, but its better to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Expert Advice

Take this medication with or without meals.

If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you remember. 

Discontinue use if side effects worsen.

Primary Uses

Bacterial Infections

Indications

This medicine is indicated in patients (above 12 years age) with diarrhoea. For reduction in risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy recurrence.

Side Effects

The side effects are as follows; bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, depression, headache, rash, muscle spasm, discoloration of urine and arthalgia (pain in the joint).

Warnings

Pregnancy

Pregnant females are advised to consult their doctors before taking this medicine.

Lactation

The effect of this medication is undetermined in nursing females. Consult your doctor for further advice.

Driving

You may drive after taking rifaximin without any harm.

Liver

Liver patients are advised to consult their doctors before taking this medicine as the doctor may advise the dosage and duration according to your condition.

Kidney

Kidney patients should use this medicine with caution, better to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Avoid consuming alcohol while using rifaximin.

Precautions

For oral use only. Do not self-medicate or over-dose yourself. Make sure to take plenty of fluids while taking rifaximin. Please tell your doctor about your past medical history. Please tell your doctor about your medicine and food allergies, incase if you have any.

Contraindications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients with diarrhoea complicated by fever or blood in the stoolor diarrhoea due to pathogens. 

FAQS

What are the uses of this medication?

This medication is used for treating diarrhea (traveler’s diarrhea). It can also be used to treat a brain problem associated with liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).

Does this medication treat all types of diarrhea?

No, it only treats diarrhea caused by bacteia (E.coli). It will have no effect on blood diarrhea or diarrhea caused by virus.

How to store this medication?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What else can I do to improve my condition?

Other than taking medicines, you can do the following to improve your condition: • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration • Avoid caffeine and alcohol • Avoid drinks of extreme temperature • Avoid heavy meals for some time • Maintain good hygiene

Does Rifaximin have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

The effects of this medicine in pregnant and lactating females are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Are there any precautions for use of this medicine?

Yes; do not get any vaccines while using this medicine as it may decrease effectiveness.

How to use Rifaximin?

This medicine is mostly taken through the mouth. Use as prescribed by your doctor. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. This medicine is not recommended for children.

What are the side effects of this medicine?

You may experience the following: • Bloating • Abdominal pain • Feeling you need to empty your bladder quickly • Reddish discoloration of urine

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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