Faxicad 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Faxicad Tablet
Faxicad 200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of infectious diarrhoea.
Faxicad Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Chills
How to use Faxicad 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. Faxicad 200 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Faxicad Tablet works
Faxicad 200 mg 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.
Faxicad Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Faxicad 200 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
Faxicad 200 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
Faxicad 200 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Faxicad 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Faxicad 200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Faxicad 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Faxicad 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Faxicad 200 mg 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 Faxicad 200 mg Tablet.
  • It may cause reddish discolouration of your urine. This is normal and not harmful.
  • Stop taking Faxicad 200 mg 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.

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Is Faxicad an antibiotic?
Yes, Faxicad 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 Faxicad with amoxicillin?
Faxicad 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 Faxicad safe?
Yes, Faxicad 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 Faxicad a penicillin?
Faxicad is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Faxicad kill good bacteria?
Faxicad like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Faxicad work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
Faxicad 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 Faxicad cause orange urine?
Yes, the use of Faxicad may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Faxicad affect oral contraceptives (birth control)?
Interactions have not been reported between Faxicad and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Faxicad work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Faxicad has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Faxicad for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Does Faxicad cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Faxicad.
Q. Does Faxicad cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Faxicad. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Faxicad, you should stop taking Faxicad and contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Faxicad kill Helicobacter pylori?
Faxicad has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Faxicad?
Faxicad can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Faxicad. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Faxicad with ibuprofen?
Faxicad 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 Faxicad cause constipation?
Constipation is a rare side effect of Faxicad. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 29th Aug 2018.
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