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Sibofix 200 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Sibofix Tablet

Sibofix Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Chills

How to use Sibofix 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. Sibofix 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sibofix Tablet works

Sibofix 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhea.

Sibofix Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sibofix 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sibofix 200 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sibofix 200 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
Sibofix 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sibofix 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sibofix 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Sibofix 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sibofix 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Sibofix 200 Tablet 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 Sibofix 200 Tablet.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Sibofix 200 Tablet 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sibofix

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I have diabetes, and I'm taking Glycomet for the same. I was recently hospitalised with a lower respiratory tract infection. The antibiotics I was prescribed gave me diarrhoea. Since the antibiotics course is now over, the doctor has now asked me to take Econorm (twice a day) and Sibofix 400 MG (twice a day). My question is whether I can avoid taking Sibofix, because I am afraid my diarrhoea will restart because Sibofix is an antibiotic. Currently my only problems are lack of appetite and a bloated sensation in my stomach.
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
For medicine related query please consult doctor
I have diabetes, and I'm taking Glycomet for the same. I was recently hospitalised with a lower respiratory tract infection. The antibiotics I was prescribed gave me diarrhoea. Since the antibiotics course is now over, the doctor has now asked me to take Econorm (twice a day) and Sibofix 400 MG (twice a day). My question is whether I can avoid taking Sibofix, because I am afraid my diarrhoea will restart because Sibofix is an antibiotic. Currently my only problems are lack of appetite and a bloated sensation in my stomach.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Do proper antibiotics course
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FAQs

Q. What does Sibofix 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. Sibofix slows down the growth of bacteria in the gut, decreasing the symptoms in cases of liver disease.

Q. For how long should you take Sibofix?

The duration for which you may need to take Sibofix will depend upon the disease being treated. If it is prescribed for treatment of traveler's diarrhea, it is usually given for 3 days. When given for irritable bowel syndrome, it is usually given for 14 days.

Q. Can Sibofix cure IBS?

Taking Sibofix can help improve the symptoms and delay the recurrence of the disease. However, it is not sure whether it will cure the disease completely or not. It has been shown that Sibofix can help improve the symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and discomfort. Consult your doctor for exact details on the treatment of IBS.

Q. How long does Sibofix take to work for IBS?

Sibofix usually starts acting within 24 to 48 hours. The symptoms like diarrhea improve gradually after you start taking this medication. Usually, taking Sibofix for 2 weeks relieves the symptoms of IBS. Moreover, it has also been seen that this 2-week course of Sibofix provides relief for up to 10 weeks even after stopping the medication.

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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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