Medicine Overview of Rifadox Tablet
Rifadox 550 mg Tablet is used for hepatic encephalopathy.
Side Effects of Rifadox are Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea.
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. Rifadox 550 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Rifadox 550 mg 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.
In Depth Information on Rifadox Tablet
- Rifadox 550 mg Tablet reduces the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients with liver disease.
- It may cause reddish discolouration of your urine. This is normal and not harmful.
- Stop taking Rifadox 550 mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifadox 550 mg Tablet.
- Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.
Rifadox Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rifadox 550 mg 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.
Rifadox 550 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Rifadox 550 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Rifadox 550 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifadox 550 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Rifadox 550 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifadox 550 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Rifadox 550 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Rifadox Tablet
Q. Is Rifadox an antibiotic?
Yes, Rifadox 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 Rifadox with amoxicillin?
Rifadox 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, Rifadox 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 Rifadox a penicillin?
Rifadox is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Rifadox kill good bacteria?
Rifadox like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Rifadox work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
Rifadox 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 Rifadox cause orange urine?
Yes, the use of Rifadox may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Rifadox affect oral contraceptives (birth control)?
Interactions have not been reported between Rifadox and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Rifadox work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Rifadox has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Rifadox for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Does Rifadox cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Rifadox.
Q. Does Rifadox cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Rifadox. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifadox, you should stop taking Rifadox and contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Rifadox kill Helicobacter pylori?
Rifadox has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Rifadox?
Rifadox can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Rifadox. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Rifadox with ibuprofen?
Rifadox 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 Rifadox cause constipation?
Constipation is a rare side effect of Rifadox. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
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