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Rcifax Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Rcifax Tablet is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infectious diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults.

Rcifax Tablet can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. It should be used in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. 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, dizziness, and nausea. 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 color due to this medicine. But, it is normal and harmless.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your 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

  • Infectious diarrhea

Side effects of Rcifax Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rcifax

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

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

How Rcifax Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

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

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Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Rifamycin derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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Hello Sir/ Mam, I am PATIENT in Clinical bioequivalance dept. of a pharmaceutical MNC. whenever season change happens, I feel mild abdominal cramp and urge to defecate at 2-3 times a day but I don't have to go to toilet. I don't suffer from diarrhea. My blood reports and USG abdomen reports are normal. Please suggest me how to overcome this problem and how can I make my digestive system more stronger.
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Tab sporlac 1BD Tab Rcifax 400mg TDS For 15 days
I am taking defstar6 mg and panplus L from ENT. Now i was also prescribed Librax, Rcifax 400 and Ecobion for IBS i want to ask if i can take all medicine or should stop any of above
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Please get further evaluation by gastroenterologist
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FAQs

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

Q. For how long should you take Rcifax Tablet?

The duration for which you may need to take Rcifax Tablet 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 Rcifax Tablet cure IBS?

Taking Rcifax Tablet 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 Rcifax Tablet 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 Rcifax Tablet take to work for IBS?

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

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References

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