Medicine Overview of Gifaxin Tablet
Uses of Gifaxin Tablet
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet is used to prevent Hepatic encephalopathy and Diarrhoea.
Side effects of Gifaxin Tablet
Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Headache, Flatulence, Bloating, Constipation.
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gifaxin 550mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Gifaxin Tablet works
Gifaxin 550mg 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 Gifaxin Tablet
Expert advice for Gifaxin 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
Special precautions for Gifaxin 550mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet should be used with caution during lac+more
tation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body....
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wi+more
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gifaxin 550mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Rifaximin, 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 for Gifaxin 550mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Rifaximin
Yes, Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin with amoxicillin?
Gifaxin 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.
Gifaxin is an antibiotic and kills bacteria but it does not kill parasites and yeast.
Yes, Gifaxin 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.
Gifaxin is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
No, Gifaxin is not a sulfa drug. It's a rifamycin derivative.
Gifaxin like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Interactions have not been reported between Gifaxin and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Gifaxin has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Gifaxin for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Gifaxin.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Gifaxin. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Gifaxin, you should stop taking Gifaxin and contact your doctor immediately.
Gifaxin has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Gifaxin?
Gifaxin can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Gifaxin. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Gifaxin with ibuprofen?
Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
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