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Rcifax 400 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Rcifax Tablet

Rcifax 400 Tablet is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infectious diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy.

Rcifax 400 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 Rcifax 400 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 Rcifax Tablet

Rcifax Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

How to use Rcifax 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. Rcifax 400 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rcifax Tablet works

Rcifax 400 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the digestive tract. This treats your infection and relieves symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy (agitation, confusion, muscle problems). This also helps reduce the recurrence of episodes of hepatic encephalopathy.

Rcifax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rcifax 400 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rcifax 400 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
Rcifax 400 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
Rcifax 400 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rcifax 400 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rcifax 400 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rcifax 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rcifax 400 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Rcifax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rcifax 400 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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Expert Advice

  • Rcifax 400 Tablet reduces the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients with liver disease.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Rcifax 400 Tablet and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rcifax 400 Tablet.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Rcifax

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hepatic encephalopathy fro 12 October
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir as your case is a chronic case it requires long case taking, examination and regular follow up, therefore, please visit a homeopath so that he can examine you and guide you accordingly.
Jaundice liver cirrhosis. Hepatic encephalopathy and ascites not edema with Sodium 107. Can we use tolvaptone?
Dr. Gurpreet Singh
General Physician
Sir consult a hepatologist
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FAQs

Q. What does Rcifax 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. Rcifax slows down the growth of bacteria in the gut, decreasing the symptoms in cases of liver disease.

Q. Can Rcifax cause weight gain?

Usually Rcifax does not cause weight gain. However, in case you feel there is an increase in weight, you should consult your doctor to determine the reason of weight gain.

Q. Should I take Rcifax with food?

Yes, Rcifax can be taken orally with or without food with a glass of water. Take it as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1215-16.
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