Rcifax 550 Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Rifaximin (550 mg)
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Rcifax 550 Tablet Information

Rcifax 550 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Rcifax 550 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Rcifax 550 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Rcifax 550 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Some other side effects of Rcifax 550 Tablet have been listed ahead. These side effects of Rcifax 550 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Rcifax 550 Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Rcifax 550 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Rcifax 550 Tablet contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Rcifax 550 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Rcifax 550 Tablet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Rcifax 550 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Rcifax 550 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Rcifax 550 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

Rcifax 550 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Rcifax 550 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Rcifax. If you are pregnant, do not take Rcifax without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Rcifax 550 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Rcifax 550 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Rcifax is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Rcifax 550 Tablet on the Liver?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Rcifax 550 Tablet on the Heart?


    You can take Rcifax without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Rcifax 550 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Rcifax 550 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Rcifax 550 Tablet

  • Is this Rcifax 550 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Rcifax 550 Tablet has not been reported.

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


    Rcifax 550 Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Rcifax 550 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    No, Rcifax 550 Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Rcifax 550 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Rcifax 550 Tablet


    Taking Rcifax 550 Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Rcifax 550 Tablet


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Rcifax 550 Tablet and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Rcifax 550 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Can Rcifax cause headache?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Rcifax 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 over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Rcifax?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Usually, Rcifax is given for short-term treatment 2 -14 days which might vary depending on the patient's medical condition. Take Rcifax 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 about 5 years ago

Does Rcifax cause fatigue?

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

Rarely, Rcifax 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.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Rcifax cause constipation?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Rcifax might cause constipation in a few cases only. It is a rare side effect of this medicine. If you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug, then try to eat fibre rich food, take laxatives and digestive enzyme supplements that might be helpful in reducing constipation.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Rcifax cause weight gain?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

No, Rcifax does not cause weight gain. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug but Rcifax 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.



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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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