Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Rifeasy Tablet
Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet is used for hepatic encephalopathy.
Rifeasy Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
How to use Rifeasy 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. Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Rifeasy Tablet works
Rifeasy 400 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.
Rifeasy Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rifeasy 400 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
Rifeasy 400 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
Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Rifeasy Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Rifeasy 400 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

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  • Rifeasy 400 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 Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifeasy 400 mg Tablet.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.

FAQs

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