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Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10's

Rifagut tablet contains Rifaximin | belongs to Analogue of rifampin

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How it works

Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s works by interfering with some vital processes in the bacterial cell and stopping the growth and multiplication of the microorganism.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s

  • Black or Tarry stools severe
  • Difficult and painful breathing severe
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet severe
  • Watery and bloody diarrhea with stomach cramps and fever severe
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Blood in urine severe
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising severe
  • Ulcer and sore throat
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Flatulence
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Mental Confusion
  • Dry mouth and lips
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness severe

Uses of Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Traveler's Diarrhea

    This medicine is used for the treatment of traveler's diarrhea caused by non-invasive strains of Escherichia coli. This diarrhea is not accompanied by fever or presence of blood in the stool. It is not used for the treatment of diarrhea caused by other strains of bacteria.

  • Hepatic encephalopathy

    This medicine is used for the prevention of episodes of hepatic encephalopathy- a brain disorder characterized by changes in thinking, behavior, and personality caused by presence of toxic substances in the brain due to failure of the liver to clear them out of the body.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome associated diarrhea

    This medicine is also used for the treatment of diarrhea associated with Irritable bowel syndrome.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The time taken for this medicine to show its initial effect is not established. It takes about an hour to achieve the peak concentration in the body upon oral administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it becomes necessary to use this medicine then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s or any other ingredient present with it.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it becomes necessary to use this medicine then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Traveler's diarrhea caused by other bacteria

    This medicine is not effective to treat diarrhea which is caused by other organisms like Campylobacter jejuni or shigella strains. Any diarrhea complicated by fever and/or blood in the stool should not be treated with this medicine.

  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea

    The use of this medicine can cause clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea by killing the gut friendly microorganisms. This results in the production of toxins in the gut which may lead to further diarrhea or a severe colitis.

  • Drug resistance

    It is advised to take this medicine for the entire course. Failure to do so will result in drug-resistant bacteria and subsequent infections will not be treatable by the same medicine.

  • Liver impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having moderate to severe impairment of liver function.

  • Dizziness

    Use of this medicine may cause dizziness in some patients. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine till you are sure about the effect of this medicine.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

  • Overdose

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include fainting, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Ketoconazole moderate
  • Pantoprazole moderate
  • Propranolol moderate
  • Warfarin moderate
  • Cyclosporine moderate
  • Live cholera vaccine severe
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having colitis or other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract as the risk of worsening of the disease is significantly high. The use of this medicine should be stopped if the patient experiences diarrhea for prolonged duration of time.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having an impairment of liver function.

General Instructions

Take Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s as instructed by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine for the entire prescribed duration even when the symptoms have resolved. This medicine can be taken with or without food. An adequate amount of water should be consumed while and after taking this medicine.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s

Bloating, gas, stomach pain; feeling like you need to empty your bowel urgently; nausea, vomiting, depression, dizziness, headache, dyspnoea, ascites, rash, muscle spasm, arthralgia, peripheral oedema, reddish discolouration of urine. Reports of Clostridium difficile infection.

What is the dose of Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s

Diarrhoea: Adults: One 200 mg tablet three times a day for 3 days.
Hepatic Encephalopathy: Adults: One 550 mg tablet two times a day, with or without food.
Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Rifagut tablet 550 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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