Medicine Overview of Gifaxin Tablet
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet is used in irritable bowel syndrome
and hepatic encephalopathy. It is also used in the treatment of travelers diarrhea.
Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Headache, Flatulence, Bloating, Constipation.
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 550mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
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
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
Treatment with any antibiotic including rifaximin may cause severe diarrhea. You should stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately. Diarrhea may even occur few months after the drug has been stopped.
Gifaxin Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gifaxin 550mg 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.
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gifaxin 550mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Gifaxin 550mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gifaxin 550mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Gifaxin 550mg 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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Frequently asked questions about Gifaxin Tablet
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.
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 .
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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