Gutwin 400 Tablet

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    Gutwin 400 Tablet Information

    Gutwin 400 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Gutwin 400 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Gutwin 400 Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Gutwin 400 Tablet are Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Gutwin 400 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Gutwin 400 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Gutwin 400 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Gutwin 400 Tablet related warnings talks about Gutwin 400 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Gutwin 400 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Gutwin 400 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Gutwin 400 Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Gutwin 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Gutwin 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Gutwin 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

    Gutwin 400 Tablet Related Warnings

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


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

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


      Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Gutwin. It should only be taken after medical advice.

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


      Using Gutwin does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

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


      Side effects of Gutwin rarely affect the liver.

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


      There are no any side effects of Gutwin for the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Gutwin 400 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Gutwin 400 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Gutwin 400 Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Gutwin 400 Tablet

    • Is this Gutwin 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Gutwin 400 Tablet is not addictive in nature.

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


      Gutwin 400 Tablet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Gutwin 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, Gutwin 400 Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Gutwin 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Gutwin 400 Tablet


      Taking Gutwin 400 Tablet with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Gutwin 400 Tablet


      It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Gutwin 400 Tablet and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Gutwin 400 Tablet

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Gutwin?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Usually, Gutwin is given for short-term treatment 2 -14 days which might vary depending on the patient's medical condition. Take Gutwin as directed by your doctor to ensure complete eradication of infection. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed duration to avoid bacterial resistance.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Gutwin?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Gutwin is a brand name of rifaximin and it comes in the form of tablet and syrup. It is a prescription drug and a broad-spectrum antibiotic which is used in the prevention of travelers’ diarrhea (TD) caused by bacteria Escherichia coli and to reduce the risk of hepatic encephalopathy (a brain disorder that causes decline in functioning of the brain due to accumulation of ammonia in which results from the liver damage) along with lactulose. It is also used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). 

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take Gutwin with amoxicillin?

    Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Gutwin can be taken with amoxicillin. No clinically significant drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug along with amoxicillin then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Gutwin kill H pylori?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Gutwin 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 4 years ago

    Is Gutwin helpful in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Gutwin is used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). It has been found very effective for IBS-D. Gutwin is given three times a day up to 14 days in patients of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.



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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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