Rifaset 400 Tablet

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    Rifaset 400 Tablet Information

    Rifaset 400 Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Secondary and off-label uses of Rifaset 400 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    The right dosage of Rifaset 400 Tablet 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. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Rifaset 400 Tablet are Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Rifaset 400 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Rifaset 400 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Rifaset 400 Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Rifaset 400 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Rifaset 400 Tablet related warnings section.

    The section on Rifaset 400 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Besides this, Rifaset 400 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Rifaset 400 Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Rifaset 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Rifaset 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Rifaset 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

    Rifaset 400 Tablet Related Warnings

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


      Rifaset 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 Rifaset 400 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Taking Rifaset may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Rifaset should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

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


      Rifaset is not harmful for kidneys.

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


      Rifaset has very mild side effects on the liver.

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


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

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Rifaset 400 Tablet with Other Drugs

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

    Moderate



    Rifaset 400 Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Rifaset 400 Tablet

    • Is this Rifaset 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Rifaset 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 Rifaset 400 Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Rifaset 400 Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      No, Rifaset 400 Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Rifaset 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Rifaset 400 Tablet


      Taking Rifaset 400 Tablet with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Rifaset 400 Tablet


      Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Rifaset 400 Tablet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Rifaset 400 Tablet

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Rifaset?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Usually, Rifaset is given for short-term treatment 2 -14 days which might vary depending on the patient's medical condition. Take Rifaset 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 4 years ago

    Can I take Rifaset with amoxicillin?

    Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Rifaset 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 almost 5 years ago

    Can Rifaset cause headache?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Yes, Rifaset 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 4 years ago

    Can Rifaset cause orange urine?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Rifaset 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 almost 5 years ago

    Does Rifaset cause constipation?

    Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Rifaset 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.



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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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