Rifnim 550mg Tablet

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Composition for Rifnim 550mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hepatic encephalopathy, Diarrhoea
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Pregnancy
266.66
₹26.67/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Rifnim Tablet

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Uses of Rifnim Tablet

Rifnim 550mg Tablet is used to prevent Hepatic encephalopathy and Diarrhoea.
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Side effects of Rifnim Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Headache, Flatulence, Bloating, Constipation.

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

How Rifnim Tablet works

Rifnim 550mg tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract which reduces recurrence of hepatic encephalopathy.

In Depth Information on Rifnim Tablet

Expert advice for Rifnim Tablet

While you are taking rifaximin, it may cause a reddish discolouration of the urine. This is quite normal. If you are using oral contraceptives take additional precautions while taking rifaximin. Oral contraceptives may not work as well when you are taking this medicine and/or when you have diarrhea. Rifaximin does not normally affect the ability to drive and use machines, but may cause dizziness in some patients. If you feel dizzy you should not drive or operate machinery. if you are pregnant or breast feeding speak to your doctor before starting the drug. To make sure rifaximin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
  • liver disease
  • diarrhea with a fever
  • watery or bloody diarrhea
Treatment with any antibiotic including rifaximin may cause severe diarrhea. You should stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately. Diarrhea may even occur few months after the drug has been stopped.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Rifnim 550mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rifnim 550mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Rifnim 550mg Tablet should be used with caution during lacta
tion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
SAFE
Rifnim 550mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Rifnim 550mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifnim 550mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Rifaximin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Rifnim 550mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Rifaximin

Yes, Rifnim 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 Rifnim with amoxicillin?
Rifnim 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.
Rifnim is an antibiotic and kills bacteria but it does not kill parasites and yeast.
Yes, Rifnim 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.
Rifnim is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
No, Rifnim is not a sulfa drug. It's a rifamycin derivative.
Rifnim like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Rifnim 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.
Yes, the use of Rifnim may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Interactions have not been reported between Rifnim and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Rifnim has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Rifnim for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Rifnim.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Rifnim. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifnim, you should stop taking Rifnim and contact your doctor immediately.
Rifnim has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Rifnim?
Rifnim can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Rifnim. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Rifnim with ibuprofen?
Rifnim 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.
Constipation is a rare side effect of Rifnim. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
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