Rifaset 200 MG Tablet
Rifaset 200 MG Tablet is sold and marketed under the trade name Xifaxan by Salix Pharmaceuticals.
Medicine for Diarrhoea, It hinders the growth of the bacteria Escherichia coli(Travellers diarrhoea). It should be avoided if you are suffering from fever and are losing blood from your stool.
It is only effective for the treatment of bacterial infections, it is inefficient against viral and fungal infections. If used continuously it loses its effectiveness. Along with diarrhoea it is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. It may also help you think clearly. Also, this medicine is also used to reduce the risk of hepatic encephalopathy(improper functioning of the liver).
However this medication is only advisable for treatment if you are 12 years or above. While under medication you may experience some side effects like Nausea, Stomach Pain, Excessive Tiredness, Headaches and Muscle tightening.
The medicine should be kept in a tight container and in a cool and dry place and out of reach of children.
Rifaximin is used to treat the following problems:
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect lasts for roughly about 8 hours in the 200mg tablet and 12 hours in the 550mg tablets.
What is the onset of action?
Its shows its effectiveness in roughly within an hour but is the most efficient after 3 doses as it is poorly absorbed.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
If you are expecting or are planning on getting pregnant you should consult your doctor before you start this medication
Is it habit forming?
The medicine is not habit forming but its looses its effectiveness if consumed excessively.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
It is know for this drug to pass into the breast milk, consult a doctor before you start.
Is It safe with alcohol?
If you are taking this drug you are alreading suffering from diarrhoea and liver disfunctions. Its not advisable for you to add fuel to the fire.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Its rather unsafe to drive if you are suffering from diarrhoea. If you are not suffering from the side effect you can drive with caution, however it is also reported that the drug makes you drowsy.
Does this affect kidney function?
Kidney functions are not know to be affected.
Does this affect liver function?
This drug is to help your liver functioning
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Rifaset 200 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The 200mg tablets have to be taken at 8 hour intervals and the 550mg tablets are to be taken in 12 hour intervals. You may skip one dose but do not take more than one tablet to make up for it.
Are there any overdose instructions?
In case of overdose contact your physician or visit your nearest clinic. Symptoms of an overdose include headache, rashes, nausea, and vomiting.
This medication works by inhibiting the process of RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) synthesis by binding with polymerase enzyme receptors and inhibiting the process of transcription.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
The medicine should be avoided when are suffering from fever, else it is supposed to be a relatively safe to use drug.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
The drug does not react well with alcohol.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
The drug goes well with food as it in itself is low absorpant. Avoid taking it in empty stomach and food with high fat content.
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