Rifigon 550mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

Rifigon 550mg Tablet is an antibiotic that treats hepatic encephalopathy, a condition in which the liver fails to remove harmful toxins from the blood, leading to brain damage. Symptoms include agitation, confusion, muscle problems, difficulty in speaking, and sometimes, coma.

Rifigon 550mg Tablet is also used to treat infectious diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults and children. This medicine 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 Rifigon Tablet

  • Treatment of Hepatic encephalopathy

Benefits of Rifigon Tablet

In Treatment of Hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy is a severe liver disease that can cause changes in brain function leading to confusion, tremors (shaking), sleep problems and loss of consciousness. Rifigon 550mg Tablet lowers the levels of ammonia-producing bacteria in the blood which has harmful effects on the brain. If taken as prescribed, this medicine can improve your brain function and reduce symptoms associated with hepatic encephalopathy.

Side effects of Rifigon 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 Rifigon

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

How to use Rifigon 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. Rifigon 550mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rifigon Tablet works

Rifigon 550mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rifigon 550mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rifigon 550mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rifigon 550mg 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
Rifigon 550mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rifigon 550mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifigon 550mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rifigon 550mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifigon 550mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Rifigon Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rifigon 550mg 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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Quick tips

  • Rifigon 550mg Tablet reduces the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients with liver disease.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Rifigon 550mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifigon 550mg Tablet.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Rifamycin derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
RNA polymerase inhibitors- Rifamycins

Patient concerns

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hepatic encephalopathy fro 12 October
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir as your case is a chronic case it requires long case taking, examination and regular follow up, therefore, please visit a homeopath so that he can examine you and guide you accordingly.
Jaundice liver cirrhosis. Hepatic encephalopathy and ascites not edema with Sodium 107. Can we use tolvaptone?
Dr. Gurpreet Singh
Physician
Sir consult a hepatologist
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FAQs

Q. Should I take Rifigon 550mg Tablet with food?

Yes, Rifigon 550mg Tablet can be taken orally with or without food with a glass of water. Take it as prescribed by your doctor for the exact period of time.

Q. What does Rifigon 550mg Tablet 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. Rifigon 550mg Tablet slows down the growth of bacteria in the gut, decreasing the symptoms in cases of liver disease.

Q. Can Rifigon 550mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Usually Rifigon 550mg Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, in case you feel there is an increase in weight, you should consult your doctor to determine the reason of weight gain.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1215-16.

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Country of origin: India

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