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Composition for RIFASET

Rifaximin(550mg)

food interaction for RIFASET

alcohol interaction for RIFASET

pregnancy interaction for RIFASET

lactation interaction for RIFASET

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Rifaset 550mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Rifaset 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for RIFASET

Rifaximin(550mg)

Uses

Rifaset 550mg tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and hepatic encephalopathy.

How it works

Rifaset 550mg tablet is a broad spectrum antibacterial drug that fights bacterial infection only in the intestines. Rifaset 550mg tablet stops the growth of bacteria that produce toxins and that may worsen liver disease.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Itching, Constipation, Skin rash, Fever, Hypersensitivity reaction

SUBSTITUTES for RIFASET

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    (10 tablets in strip)
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    Rs. 33.90/tablet
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  • SIBOFIX 550 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 32.80/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 328
    pay 10% more per tablet
  • RAFLE 550 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 36.16/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 361.55
    pay 22% more per tablet
  • RIXMIN 550 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 35.05/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 350.50
    pay 18% more per tablet

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Expert advice for RIFASET

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.

Frequently asked questions for RIFASET

Rifaximin

Q.Is rifaximin an antibiotic/ is rifaximin FDA approved for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)/help in IBS?
Yes, rifaximin (also available as Rifagut) is an antibiotic. It is not yet approved by the FDA for the treatment of IBS

Q.Is rifaximin the same as rifampin?
Rifaximin is a structural analog of rifampin

Q.Is rifagut an antibiotic?
Rifagut is a brand name for rifaximin. Yes, it is an antibiotic

Q.Can I take xifaxan with amoxicillin/ibuprofen?
Xifaxan is the brand name for rifaximin and can be taken with ibuprofen, but not with amoxicillin, as it is antibiotic. If taken with other antibiotics, rifaximin causes diarrhea

Q.Does rifaximin cause diarrhea/gas/constipation?
It may rarely cause these side effects

Q.Does rifaximin kill parasites/yeast?
It is antibiotic and doesn't kill parasites and yeast.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)