Medicine Overview of Dufaximin Tablet
Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet is used for hepatic encephalopathy.
Side Effects of Dufaximin are Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea.
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 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the digestive tract. This treats your infection and relieves symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy (agitation, confusion, muscle problems). This also helps reduce the recurrence of episodes of hepatic encephalopathy.
In Depth Information on Dufaximin Tablet
- Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet reduces the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients with liver disease.
- It may cause reddish discolouration of your urine. This is normal and not harmful.
- Stop taking Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet.
- Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.
Dufaximin Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dufaximin 400 mg 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 400 mg 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 400 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Dufaximin 400 mg 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
Q. Is Dufaximin an antibiotic?
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.
Q. Is Dufaximin a penicillin?
Dufaximin is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Dufaximin kill good bacteria?
Dufaximin like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Dufaximin work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
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.
Q. Does Dufaximin cause orange urine?
Yes, the use of Dufaximin may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Dufaximin affect oral contraceptives (birth control)?
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.
Q. Does Dufaximin work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
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).
Q. Does Dufaximin cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Dufaximin.
Q. Does Dufaximin cause diarrhea?
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.
Q. Does Dufaximin kill Helicobacter pylori?
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.
Q. Does Dufaximin cause constipation?
Constipation is a rare side effect of Dufaximin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
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