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Rifastop 200 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Rifastop Tablet

Rifastop 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infectious diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy.

Rifastop 200 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 Rifastop 200 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 Rifastop Tablet

Rifastop Tablet side effects

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

How to use Rifastop 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. Rifastop 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rifastop Tablet works

Rifastop 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhea.

Rifastop Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rifastop 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rifastop 200 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
Rifastop 200 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
Rifastop 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rifastop 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifastop 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rifastop 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifastop 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Rifastop 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 Rifastop 200 Tablet.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Rifastop 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.

Patient Concerns

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sir/mam I have stomach pain since 5 days without vomiting's and diarrhea consultant DR. said to have a ultra sound because he suspected Appendix and the tested DR. who scanned me declared that I am suffering with appendix but i never got such pain of appendix and he prescribed RIFASTOP-200 mg, ORPENEM-200mg, and RAZO-20.can i take these prescribed drugs or not or can these drugs affect me or show =ve to APPENDIX please help me
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Kindly take second opinion by visiting a md doctor personally Can't comment online
Sir i was suffering from lower abdominal pain i treat it and found mild thikning of proximal sigmoid colon,now i have very very less pain, and i take the medicine Rabekind d, imubless, febutaz 40mg, rifastop 400mg, looz 15ml, and i feel better now, but dr. say to do colonoscopic, i am very fear and do not want it. Sir i want to know that without colonoscopic treatment is possible with medicine. Sir i have upload my CT report, pls suggest me. Thank you sir.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Colonoscopy is needed to understand the pathology behind the disease
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FAQs

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

Q. For how long should you take Rifastop?

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

Taking Rifastop 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 Rifastop 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 Rifastop take to work for IBS?

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

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