Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Dufaximin Tablet

Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet is used for hepatic encephalopathy.

Dufaximin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

How to use Dufaximin 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. Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dufaximin Tablet works

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.

Dufaximin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
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.
Driving
SAFE
Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
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.
Liver
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.

What if you miss a dose of Dufaximin Tablet?

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.

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Expert Advice

  • Dufaximin 400 mg Tablet reduces the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients with liver disease.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • 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.

FAQs

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

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

Q. How long does Dufaximin takes to work?

Usually, Dufaximin 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 Dufaximin.

Q. Does Dufaximin cause constipation?

Constipation is a rare side effect of Dufaximin. 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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