Rifagut 200 Tablet

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    Rifagut 200 Tablet Information

    Rifagut 200 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Hepatic Encephalopathy are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Rifagut 200 Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The correct dosage of Rifagut 200 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Rifagut 200 Tablet are Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Rifagut 200 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Rifagut 200 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Rifagut 200 Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Rifagut 200 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Rifagut 200 Tablet related warnings section.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Rifagut 200 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Rifagut 200 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Rifagut 200 Tablet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Rifagut 200 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Rifagut 200 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Rifagut 200 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

    Rifagut 200 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Rifagut 200 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Rifagut 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 Rifagut 200 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Rifagut should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Rifagut 200 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Using Rifagut does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Rifagut 200 Tablet on the Liver?


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

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Rifagut 200 Tablet on the Heart?


      Rifagut is not harmful for the heart.

      Safe


    Rifagut 200 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Rifagut 200 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Rifagut 200 Tablet

    • Is this Rifagut 200 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Rifagut 200 Tablet.

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


      Rifagut 200 Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Rifagut 200 Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


      Rifagut 200 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Rifagut 200 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Rifagut 200 Tablet


      Taking Rifagut 200 Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Rifagut 200 Tablet


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Rifagut 200 Tablet with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Rifagut 200 Tablet

    Question over 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Rifagut?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

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

    Does Rifagut cause weight gain?

    Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

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

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Rifagut 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

    How does Rifagut work?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Rifagut 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 Rifagut 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 Rifagut works are still unknown but it is presumed that it works by changing the bacterial flora in small intestine and reduction in gas.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Rifagut cause bloating?

    Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

    No, Rifagut does not cause bloating. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. In fact Rifagut 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.



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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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