Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Rifaximax Tablet
Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet is used for hepatic encephalopathy.
Rifaximax Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
How to use Rifaximax 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. Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Rifaximax Tablet works
Rifaximax 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.
Rifaximax Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rifaximax 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.
Lactation
Rifaximax 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.
Driving
SAFE
Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Rifaximax Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Rifaximax 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Rifaximax 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 Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifaximax 550 mg Tablet.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Is Rifaximax an antibiotic?
Yes, Rifaximax 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 Rifaximax with amoxicillin?
Rifaximax 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.
Q. Is Rifaximax safe?
Yes, Rifaximax 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 Rifaximax a penicillin?
Rifaximax is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Rifaximax kill good bacteria?
Rifaximax like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Rifaximax work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
Rifaximax 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 Rifaximax cause orange urine?
Yes, the use of Rifaximax may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Rifaximax affect oral contraceptives (birth control)?
Interactions have not been reported between Rifaximax and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Rifaximax work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Rifaximax has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Rifaximax for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Does Rifaximax cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Rifaximax.
Q. Does Rifaximax cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Rifaximax. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifaximax, you should stop taking Rifaximax and contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Rifaximax kill Helicobacter pylori?
Rifaximax has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Rifaximax?
Rifaximax can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Rifaximax. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Rifaximax with ibuprofen?
Rifaximax 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 Rifaximax cause constipation?
Constipation is a rare side effect of Rifaximax. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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