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SIBOFIX 400 MG TABLET

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Composition for SIBOFIX

Rifaximin(400 mg)

Drug interaction for SIBOFIX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for SIBOFIX

Rifaximin(400 mg)

Uses

Sibofix 400 mg tablet is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the intestine (traveller's  diarrhea). Sibofix 400 mg tablet is also used to lower the risk of worsened brain function in adults with liver failure. Brain function can be affected when the liver stops working and cannot remove toxic substances from the body.

How it works

Sibofix 400 mg tablet is a broad spectrum antibacterial drug that fights bacterial infection only in the intestines. Sibofix 400 mg tablet stops the growth of bacteria that produce toxins and that may worsen liver disease.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Itching, Constipation, Skin rash, Fever, Hypersensitivity reaction

SUBSTITUTES for SIBOFIX

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  • RIFAGUT 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 25/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 250
    save 3% more per tablet
  • RCIFAX 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 25.80/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 258
    same price
  • TORFIX 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 23.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 237
    save 8% more per tablet
  • RIXMIN 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 24.85/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 248.50
    save 4% more per tablet
  • RAFLE 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 24.60/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 246
    save 5% more per tablet

Expert advice for SIBOFIX

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 SIBOFIX

Rifaximin

Q. Is rifaximin an antibiotic/ is rifaximin FDA approved for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)/help in IBS?
Yes, rifaximin (also available as Rifagut) is an antibiotic. It is not yet approved by the FDA for the treatment of IBS.
 
Q. Is rifaximin safe/ safe in pregnancy?
Rifaximin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. Its safety in pregnant women has not been established. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
 
Q. Is rifaximin available over the counter/ is it available in UK/ Canada/ Australia?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription. It is available in UK, Canada, Australia.
 
Q. Is rifaximin the same as rifampin?
Rifaximin is a structural analog of rifampin.
 
Q. Is rifagut an antibiotic?
Rifagut is a brand name for rifaximin. Yes, it is an antibiotic.
 
Q. Can I take xifaxan with amoxicillin/ibuprofen?
Xifaxan is the brand name for rifaximin and can be taken with ibuprofen, but not with amoxicillin, as it is antibiotic. If taken with other antibiotics, rifaximin causes diarrhea.
 
Q. Does rifaximin cause diarrhea/gas/constipation?
It may rarely cause these side effects.
 
Q. Does rifaximin kill parasites/yeast?
It is antibiotic and doesn’t kill parasites and yeast.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)