Rixmin 550 Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Rifaximin (550 mg)
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    Rixmin 550 Tablet Information

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

    The right dosage of Rixmin 550 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. 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 Rixmin 550 Tablet include Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Some other side effects of Rixmin 550 Tablet have been listed ahead. These side effects of Rixmin 550 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Rixmin 550 Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Rixmin 550 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Rixmin 550 Tablet related warnings section.

    The section on Rixmin 550 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug interactions for Rixmin 550 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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



    Rixmin 550 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Rixmin 550 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Rixmin 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

    Rixmin 550 Tablet Related Warnings

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


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

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


      Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Rixmin. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

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


      Rixmin is completely safe for kidneys.

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


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

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


      Rixmin is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Rixmin 550 Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Rixmin 550 Tablet

    • Is this Rixmin 550 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Rixmin 550 Tablet.

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


      Rixmin 550 Tablet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Rixmin 550 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?


      Rixmin 550 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Rixmin 550 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Rixmin 550 Tablet


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

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Rixmin 550 Tablet


      Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Rixmin 550 Tablet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Rixmin 550 Tablet

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Rixmin?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Usually, Rixmin is given for short-term treatment 2 -14 days which might vary depending on the patient's medical condition. Take Rixmin 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 Rixmin with ibuprofen?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Rixmin can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Rixmin along with ibuprofen. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I take Rixmin without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    No, Rixmin is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, hence do not take this drug without consulting doctor to avoid bacterial resistance and unpleasant side effects. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without the doctor's advice.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can Rixmin cause bloating?

    Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

    No, Rixmin does not cause bloating. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. In fact Rixmin 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 about 5 years ago

    Is Rixmin safe to use?

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

    Yes, Rixmin 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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