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Gifaxin 200 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Gifaxin Tablet

Gifaxin 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infectious diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy.

Gifaxin 200 Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is better to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.

Some people may develop side effects like vomiting, headache, fever, dizziness, nausea, and chills. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or will not go away. Your urine may become reddish in colour due to Gifaxin 200 Tablet. But, it is normal and harmless.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any liver, kidney or heart problems or if you are allergic to any medicine.

Uses of Gifaxin Tablet

Gifaxin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Chills

How to use Gifaxin 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. Gifaxin 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gifaxin Tablet works

Gifaxin 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhea.

Gifaxin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Gifaxin 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gifaxin 200 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gifaxin 200 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Gifaxin 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gifaxin 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gifaxin 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Gifaxin 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gifaxin 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin 200 Tablet.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Gifaxin 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gifaxin

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I have low grade fever for the past 3 months. I have taken Calpol 650, Cetil 500, Swich 200, Mcin 400. I'm now on trial treatment for TB (Akurit 4) for the past 1 month and a week. The fever is still persisting. P. S.: CBC, TB skin test, TB sputum test, TB Gold, CT Scan of Thorax, USG of whole abdomen, Urine routine, kidney function test, uroflowmetry are NORMAL. What can be the cause of the fever? Would you like to suggest some other tests?Can it be cancer?
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Please consult infectious disease specialistMay not be cancer
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FAQs

Q. What does Gifaxin do for the liver?

In liver disease, there is an increased growth of bacteria in the intestine which increases the load of toxins travelling through the body. This further increases the possibility of toxins reaching the brain which can cause abnormal brain function. Gifaxin slows down the growth of bacteria in the gut, decreasing the symptoms in cases of liver disease.

Q. For how long should you take Gifaxin?

The duration for which you may need to take Gifaxin will depend upon the disease being treated. If it is prescribed for treatment of traveler's diarrhea, it is usually given for 3 days. When given for irritable bowel syndrome, it is usually given for 14 days.

Q. Can Gifaxin cure IBS?

Taking Gifaxin can help improve the symptoms and delay the recurrence of the disease. However, it is not sure whether it will cure the disease completely or not. It has been shown that Gifaxin can help improve the symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and discomfort. Consult your doctor for exact details on the treatment of IBS.

Q. How long does Gifaxin take to work for IBS?

Gifaxin usually starts acting within 24 to 48 hours. The symptoms like diarrhea improve gradually after you start taking this medication. Usually, taking Gifaxin for 2 weeks relieves the symptoms of IBS. Moreover, it has also been seen that this 2-week course of Gifaxin provides relief for up to 10 weeks even after stopping the medication.

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