Gifaxin 100 Syrup

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Gifaxin 100 Syrup Information

Gifaxin 100 Syrup, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Syrup. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Other than this, Gifaxin 100 Syrup has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Gifaxin 100 Syrup depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Gifaxin 100 Syrup are Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Some other side effects of Gifaxin 100 Syrup have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Gifaxin 100 Syrup are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Gifaxin 100 Syrup is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Gifaxin 100 Syrup related warnings talks about Gifaxin 100 Syrup's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Gifaxin 100 Syrup contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Gifaxin 100 Syrup may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Gifaxin 100 Syrup is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Gifaxin 100 Syrup Benefits & Uses

Gifaxin 100 Syrup is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Gifaxin 100 Syrup 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

Gifaxin 100 Syrup Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Gifaxin 100 Syrup safe for pregnant women?


    Gifaxin has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Gifaxin without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Gifaxin 100 Syrup safe during breastfeeding?


    Gifaxin may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Gifaxin 100 Syrup on the Kidneys?


    Gifaxin is completely safe for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Gifaxin 100 Syrup on the Liver?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Gifaxin 100 Syrup on the Heart?


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

    Safe


Gifaxin 100 Syrup Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gifaxin 100 Syrup unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Gifaxin 100 Syrup

  • Is this Gifaxin 100 Syrup habit forming or addictive?


    Gifaxin 100 Syrup does not cause addiction.

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


    Gifaxin 100 Syrup will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Gifaxin 100 Syrup only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Gifaxin 100 Syrup cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Gifaxin 100 Syrup Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Gifaxin 100 Syrup


    Taking Gifaxin 100 Syrup with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Gifaxin 100 Syrup


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Gifaxin 100 Syrup with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Gifaxin 100 Syrup

Question over 4 years ago

Is Gifaxin a penicillin?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

No, Gifaxin is not a penicillin. It contains rifaximin which is a broad spectrum antibiotic and an analog of rifampicin. It is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea (TD), hepatic encephalopathy, and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Gifaxin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, Gifaxin is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, hence do not take this drug without consulting doctor to avoid bacterial resistance and unpleasant side effects. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without the doctor's advice.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Gifaxin with loperamide?

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

Yes, Gifaxin can be taken with loperamide. Loperamide does not appear to interfere with the efficacy of Gifaxin. Hence, it is alright to take them together. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Gifaxin cause orange urine?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Gifaxin may cause orange urine because it is an analog of rifampicin. This side effect is reversible and unharmful in nature which goes away after discontinuation of this drug.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Gifaxin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Discontinuing Gifaxin on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.



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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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