Rifaximin is used in adults and children at least 12 years of age to treat diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli ( E. coli) in travelers. Most people get this infection because they eat food or drink fluids that were infected with E. coli bacteria.
Rifaximin is often used to treat irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS) in adults with diarrhea as their principal symptom.
This antibiotic is primarily used to treat bacterial infections. The respiratory infections (such as common cold, flu) does not work. Use any antibiotics when it is not required will cause subsequent infections to fail to function.
Take this medicine as recommended by your doctor, in the dose and duration. Swallow all of it. Don’t let it chew, crumble, or crack. Rifagut Tablet can be taken with or without food, but taking it at a set time is better.
Uses and benefits of Rifagut
The conditions or symptoms which may be treated with Rifagut Tablet are described below:
- Bacterial Infections of the intestines
- Liver failure
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome associated with Diarrhea
- Traveler’s Diarrhea
When you take rifaximin to treat traveler’s diarrhea, you will improve your symptoms within 24 to 48 hours after you start taking the drug. Call your doctor if your symptoms don’t go away or get worse, or if you develop fever or bloody diarrhea.
When you take rifamaxin to treat irritable bowel syndrome and your symptoms return after your treatment is done, call your doctor.
Also if you feel better, take rifaximin as guided. If you take rifaximin to treat traveler’s diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome and avoid taking it too long or miss doses, the infection may not be completely healed and the bacteria can become antibiotic-resistant. When you are taking rifaximin for hepatic encephalopathy prevention, do not quit taking it without talking to your doctor, because you may experience encephalopathy symptoms.
side effects for Rifagut Tablet
- Difficult and painful breathing
- Black or Tarry stools
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Muscle and joint pain
- Dry mouth and lips
- Dizziness and fainting
- Unusual tiredness and weakness
- Excessive air or gas in the stomach
- Blood in urine
- Watery and bloody diarrhea with stomach cramps and fever
- Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands, and feet
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Blurred vision
This isn’t a complete list of side effects and there might be other events. For medical advice on side effects call your doctor.
The drug contains rifaximin. If you are allergic to rifaximin or any ingredients found in this medication, do not take Xifaxan.
• The medical procedure must be informed in advance of the use of Rifagut before undergoing any surgery or dental procedures. • Pregnant women should stop Rifagut. In any case, a medical practitioner should discuss risks and benefits.
Drug interactions can affect the way your drugs function or increase the risk of serious side effects. This document contains not all possible interactions with the drugs. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription and herbal medicines) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any pharmaceutical product without doctor approval.