Medicine Overview of Rifidor Oral Suspension
Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension is used in infectious diarrhoea.
Side Effects of Rifidor are Vomiting, Headache, Fever, Dizziness, Nausea, Chills.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension is an antibiotic. In hepatic encephalopathy, it works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the digestive tract thereby relieving symptoms such as agitation, confusion, and muscle problems.
In Depth Information on Rifidor Oral Suspension
- You have been prescribed Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension 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 Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension.
- It may cause reddish discolouration of your urine. This is normal and not harmful.
- Stop taking Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension 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.
Rifidor Oral Suspension related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension 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.
Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifidor 100 mg/5ml Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Rifidor Oral Suspension
Q. Is Rifidor an antibiotic?
Yes, Rifidor 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 Rifidor with amoxicillin?
Rifidor 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.
Yes, Rifidor 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 Rifidor a penicillin?
Rifidor is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Rifidor kill good bacteria?
Rifidor like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Rifidor work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
Rifidor 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 Rifidor cause orange urine?
Yes, the use of Rifidor may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Rifidor affect oral contraceptives (birth control)?
Interactions have not been reported between Rifidor and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Rifidor work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Rifidor has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Rifidor for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Does Rifidor cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Rifidor.
Q. Does Rifidor cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Rifidor. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifidor, you should stop taking Rifidor and contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Rifidor kill Helicobacter pylori?
Rifidor has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Rifidor?
Rifidor can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Rifidor. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Rifidor with ibuprofen?
Rifidor 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 Rifidor cause constipation?
Constipation is a rare side effect of Rifidor. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
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