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RIXMIN 550 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR RIXMIN

Rifaximin(550 mg)

food interaction for RIXMIN

alcohol interaction for RIXMIN

pregnancy interaction for RIXMIN

lactation interaction for RIXMIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Rixmin 550 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Rixmin 550 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR RIXMIN

Rifaximin(550 mg)

Uses

Rixmin 550 mg tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and hepatic encephalopathy

How it works

Rixmin 550 mg tablet kills bacteria by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Nausea, Fatigue, Headache, Dizziness, Tenesmus (Urge to defecate but little passage of stool), Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Edema, Difficulty in controlling bowel movements, Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)

COMMON DOSAGE FOR RIXMIN 550 MG TABLET

Patients taking RIXMIN 550 MG TABLET

  • 69%
    Twice A Day
  • 15%
    Thrice A Day
  • 15%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR RIXMIN

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    Rs. 31.20/tablet
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Expert advice FOR RIXMIN

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.

Frequently asked questions FOR RIXMIN

Rifaximin

Q.

Is rifaximin an antibiotic?
Yes, rifaximin is an antibiotic that destroys bacteria, which can cause a disease called hepatic encephalopathy (symptoms include agitation, confusion, muscle problems, difficulty in speaking and in some cases coma).

Q.

Is rifaximin FDA approved for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Rifaximin is not approved by FDA for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Q.

Can I take rifaximin with amoxicillin?
Rifaximin 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.

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Does rifaximin kill parasites/yeast?
Rifaximin is an antibiotic and kills bacteria by stopping the growth of bacteria. It doesn't kill parasites and yeast.

Q.

Is rifaximin safe?
Yes, rifaximin 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 rifaximin a sulfa drug?
No, rifaximin is not a sulfa drug. It's a rifamycin derivative.

Q.

Is rifaximin a penicillin?
Rifaximin is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .

Q.

Does rifaximin cause orange urine?
Rifaximin may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.

Q.

Does rifaximin work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Rifaximin has not been approved to be used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using rifaximin for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Q.

Does rifaximin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of rifaximin. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using rifaximin, you should stop taking rifaximin and contact your doctor immediately.

Q.

Does rifaximin kill Helicobacter pylori?
Rifaximin has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.

Q.

Can you take rifaximin with alcohol?
Interaction of rifaximin with alcohol has not been studied and is unknown.Please consult your doctor.

Q.

Can paracetamol be taken with rifaximin?
Rifaximin can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and rifaximin. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen with rifaximin?
Rifaximin 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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)