Rafle 400 Tablet

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Rafle 400 Tablet Information

Rafle 400 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Other than this, Rafle 400 Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Rafle 400 Tablet. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Rafle 400 Tablet include Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Some other side effects of Rafle 400 Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Rafle 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.

It is also important to note that Rafle 400 Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Rafle 400 Tablet related warnings talks about Rafle 400 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Rafle 400 Tablet contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Rafle 400 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Rafle 400 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Rafle 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Rafle 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Rafle 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

Rafle 400 Tablet Related Warnings

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


    Rafle should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

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


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

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


    Rafle is not harmful for kidneys.

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


    Rafle may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

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


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

    Safe


Rafle 400 Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Rafle 400 Tablet

  • Is this Rafle 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Rafle 400 Tablet.

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


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

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Rafle 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?


    Rafle 400 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Rafle 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Rafle 400 Tablet


    It is safe to take Rafle 400 Tablet with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Rafle 400 Tablet


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Rafle 400 Tablet with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Rafle 400 Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Rafle with loperamide?

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

Yes, Rafle can be taken with loperamide. Loperamide does not appear to interfere with the efficacy of Rafle. 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 over 5 years ago

How to take Rafle?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Rafle can be taken 2 -3 times a day by mouth or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food as the presence of food does not affect the absorption of this drug. Precautions must be taken in patients with improper liver function.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Rafle cause headache?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Rafle 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 about 5 years ago

Can Rafle cause bloating?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

No, Rafle does not cause bloating. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. In fact Rafle helps in reducing bloating and flatulence in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients by controlling the bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine which is responsible for producing gas that causes bloating and flatulence.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Rafle safe to use?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Yes, Rafle is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. If you experience above-mentioned side effects after taking this drug then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.



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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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