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Rifazyp 200mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Rifazyp 200mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infectious diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults.

Rifazyp 200mg 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 Rifazyp Tablet

  • Infectious diarrhea

Side effects of Rifazyp 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 Rifazyp

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

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

How Rifazyp Tablet works

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

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Quick Tips

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

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FAQs

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

Q. For how long should you take Rifazyp?

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

Taking Rifazyp 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 Rifazyp 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 Rifazyp take to work for IBS?

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

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