Medicine Overview of Rafle Tablet
Rafle -200 Tablet is used in the treatment of infectious diarrhoea.
Side Effects of Rafle are Vomiting, Headache, Fever, Dizziness, Nausea, Chills.
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. Rafle -200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Rafle -200 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.
In Depth Information on Rafle Tablet
- You have been prescribed Rafle -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 Rafle -200 Tablet.
- It may cause reddish discolouration of your urine. This is normal and not harmful.
- Stop taking Rafle -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.
Rafle Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rafle -200 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.
Rafle -200 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Rafle -200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Rafle -200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rafle -200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Rafle -200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rafle -200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Rafle Tablet
Q. Is Rafle an antibiotic?
Yes, Rafle 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 Rafle with amoxicillin?
Rafle 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, Rafle 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 Rafle a penicillin?
Rafle is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Rafle kill good bacteria?
Rafle like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Rafle work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
Rafle 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 Rafle cause orange urine?
Yes, the use of Rafle may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Rafle affect oral contraceptives (birth control)?
Interactions have not been reported between Rafle and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Rafle work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Rafle has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Rafle for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Does Rafle cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Rafle.
Q. Does Rafle cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Rafle. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rafle, you should stop taking Rafle and contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Rafle kill Helicobacter pylori?
Rafle has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Rafle?
Rafle can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Rafle. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Rafle with ibuprofen?
Rafle 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 Rafle cause constipation?
Constipation is a rare side effect of Rafle. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
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