Dirifa 200 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Dirifa Tablet

Dirifa 200 Tablet is used in the treatment of infectious diarrhoea.

Dirifa Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Chills

How to use Dirifa Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dirifa 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dirifa Tablet works

Dirifa 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhea.

Dirifa Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dirifa 200 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Dirifa 200 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Dirifa 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Dirifa 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dirifa 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Dirifa 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dirifa 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Dirifa 200 Tablet for the treatment of infectious diarrhea.
  • It should only be taken for a maximum of three days. If your symptoms do not improve after three days, inform your doctor. Do not take a second course of Dirifa 200 Tablet.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Dirifa 200 Tablet and inform your doctor if your diarrhoea gets worse or starts to contain blood or mucus.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better. Stopping the course early increases the risk of coming back of the infection.

FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Dirifa if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Dirifa before completing the full course of treatment. You will start to feel better before your treatment is complete.

Q. How long does Dirifa takes to work?

Usually, Dirifa starts to show its effect within 1 hour of its ingestion. However, it may take around 2-3 days to make you feel better while taking Dirifa.

Q. Does Dirifa cause constipation?

Constipation is a rare side effect of Dirifa. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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