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Rucam 400 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Rucam 400 mg Tablet

Hepatic encephalopathy
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Medicine Overview of Rucam Tablet

Uses of Rucam Tablet

Rucam 400 mg Tablet is used for hepatic encephalopathy.

Rucam Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Rucam are Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea.

How to use Rucam 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. Rucam 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rucam Tablet works

Rucam 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.

In Depth Information on Rucam Tablet

Expert advice for Rucam Tablet

  • Rucam 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 Rucam 400 mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rucam 400 mg Tablet.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.
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Rucam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Rucam Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rucam 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
Rucam 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
Rucam 400 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Rucam 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rucam 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Rucam 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rucam 400 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Rucam Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Rucam 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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Frequently asked questions about Rucam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Rifaximin

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