Medicine Overview of Dufaximin Tablet
Dufaximin 400mg Tablet is used in irritable bowel syndrome
and hepatic encephalopathy. It is also used in the treatment of travelers diarrhea.
Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Headache, Flatulence, Bloating, Constipation.
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. Dufaximin 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Dufaximin 400mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract which reduces recurrence of hepatic encephalopathy.
In Depth Information on Dufaximin Tablet
While you are taking rifaximin, it may cause a reddish discolouration of the urine. This is quite normal. If you are using oral contraceptives take additional precautions while taking rifaximin. Oral contraceptives may not work as well when you are taking this medicine and/or when you have diarrhea. Rifaximin does not normally affect the ability to drive and use machines, but may cause dizziness in some patients. If you feel dizzy you should not drive or operate machinery. if you are pregnant or breast feeding speak to your doctor before starting the drug. To make sure rifaximin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease
- diarrhea with a fever
- watery or bloody diarrhea
Treatment with any antibiotic including rifaximin may cause severe diarrhea. You should stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately. Diarrhea may even occur few months after the drug has been stopped.
Dufaximin Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dufaximin 400mg 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.
Dufaximin 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Dufaximin 400mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Dufaximin 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dufaximin 400mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Dufaximin 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dufaximin 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Dufaximin 400mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Dufaximin Tablet
Yes, Dufaximin 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 Dufaximin with amoxicillin?
Dufaximin 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.
Yes, Dufaximin 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.
Dufaximin is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Dufaximin like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Dufaximin 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.
Yes, the use of Dufaximin may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Interactions have not been reported between Dufaximin and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Dufaximin has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Dufaximin for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Dufaximin.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Dufaximin. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Dufaximin, you should stop taking Dufaximin and contact your doctor immediately.
Dufaximin has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Dufaximin?
Dufaximin can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Dufaximin. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dufaximin with ibuprofen?
Dufaximin 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.
Constipation is a rare side effect of Dufaximin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
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