Dirifa 400 Tablet

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Dirifa 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Dirifa 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Dirifa 400 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Dirifa 400 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dirifa 400 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Dirifa can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Dirifa 400 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Dirifa. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Dirifa 400 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Dirifa on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Dirifa 400 Tablet on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Dirifa on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Dirifa 400 Tablet on the Heart?


    Using Dirifa does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Dirifa 400 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dirifa 400 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Dirifa 400 Tablet

  • Is this Dirifa 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Dirifa 400 Tablet has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Dirifa 400 Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Dirifa 400 Tablet is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Dirifa 400 Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Dirifa 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dirifa 400 Tablet


    Taking Dirifa 400 Tablet with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dirifa 400 Tablet


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Dirifa 400 Tablet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Dirifa 400 Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Does Dirifa kill H pylori?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Dirifa in combination with other antibiotics might be used to eradicate Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) but it is generally not used and not approved for the treatment of the infection caused by H. pylori.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Dirifa work?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Dirifa works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis which is essential for bacterial growth. The absence of these proteins results in stunned bacterial growth due to which bacteria is not able to survive. For hepatic encephalopathy Dirifa works by inhibiting the growth of enteric ammonia-producing bacteria which are present in our gut, this results in the indirect reduction of serum ammonia level. In irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, how Dirifa works are still unknown but it is presumed that it works by changing the bacterial flora in small intestine and reduction in gas.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Dirifa cause weight gain?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

No, Dirifa does not cause weight gain. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug but Dirifa has been reported to cause weight loss in a few patients with travelers’ diarrhea. If you notice any unusual rapid weight changes after taking this drug then discuss with it your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Dirifa cause headache?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Dirifa might cause a headache. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of a headache is still unknown. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balm and take rest even after this if the pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor without any further delay.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Dirifa cause fatigue?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Rarely, Dirifa causes fatigue. It is an uncommon side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of fatigue is unknown. If you experience tiredness after taking this drug, then try to take some rest even after that if you feel excessive tiredness then do discuss it with your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xifaxan® (rifaximin)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 681-683

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1096-1097

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