RIFAGUT 400 MG (RIFAXIMIN)
WHAT IS USES FOR RIFAGUT 400 MG (RIFAXIMIN)?
Rifagut 400 mg tablet is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the intestine (traveler’s diarrhea). Rifagut 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 RIFAGUT 400 MG (RIFAXIMIN) WORKS?
Rifagut 400 mg tablet is a broad-spectrum antibacterial drug that fights bacterial infection only in the intestines. Rifagut 400 mg tablet stops the growth of bacteria that produce toxins and that may worsen liver disease.
WHAT IS COMMON SIDE EFFECTS FOR RIFAGUT 400 MG (RIFAXIMIN)?
Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Itching, Constipation, Skin rash, Fever, Hypersensitivity reaction
WHAT IS EXPERT ADVICE FOR RIFAGUT 400 MG (RIFAXIMIN)?
While you are taking rifaximin, it may cause a reddish discoloration 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 breastfeeding speaks 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 a few months after the drug has been stopped.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR RIFAGUT 400 MG (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 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 an 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 an antibiotic and doesn’t kill parasites and yeast.
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