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. In hepatic encephalopathy, it works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the digestive tract thereby relieving symptoms such as agitation, confusion, and muscle problems.
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

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  • 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 discolouration of your urine. This is normal and not harmful.
  • 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. Is Dirifa an antibiotic?
Yes, Dirifa is an antibiotic that kills bacteria, which can cause a disease called hepatic encephalopathy (symptoms include agitation, confusion, muscle problems, difficulty in speaking and in some cases coma).
Q. Can I take Dirifa with amoxicillin?
Dirifa can be taken with amoxicillin as no interactions have been reported between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Dirifa safe?
Yes, Dirifa is a safe medicine. However, it has its own side effects. It should always be taken for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Dirifa a penicillin?
Dirifa is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Dirifa kill good bacteria?
Dirifa like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Dirifa work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
Dirifa is not indicated for the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). In this condition, there is a presence of lot of bacteria in the small intestine which can cause chronic diarrhea and malabsorption.
Q. Does Dirifa cause orange urine?
Yes, the use of Dirifa may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Dirifa affect oral contraceptives (birth control)?
Interactions have not been reported between Dirifa and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Dirifa work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Dirifa has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Dirifa for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Does Dirifa cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Dirifa.
Q. Does Dirifa cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Dirifa. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Dirifa, you should stop taking Dirifa and contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Dirifa kill Helicobacter pylori?
Dirifa has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Dirifa?
Dirifa can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Dirifa. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dirifa with ibuprofen?
Dirifa can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
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.
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