Torfix 200 Tablet

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Torfix 200 Tablet Information

Torfix 200 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. The alternative uses of Torfix 200 Tablet have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Torfix 200 Tablet. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Torfix 200 Tablet are Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. While these are the most often observed Torfix 200 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Torfix 200 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Torfix 200 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Torfix 200 Tablet related warnings talks about Torfix 200 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Torfix 200 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Torfix 200 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Torfix 200 Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Torfix 200 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Torfix 200 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Torfix 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
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

Torfix 200 Tablet Related Warnings

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


    Torfix 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 Torfix 200 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


    Torfix is not harmful for kidneys.

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


    Side effects of Torfix rarely affect the liver.

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


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

    Safe


Torfix 200 Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Torfix 200 Tablet

  • Is this Torfix 200 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Torfix 200 Tablet is addictive.

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


    Torfix 200 Tablet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Torfix 200 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?


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

    No

Torfix 200 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Torfix 200 Tablet


    You can take Torfix 200 Tablet with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Torfix 200 Tablet


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

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Torfix 200 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Is Torfix safe to use?

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

Yes, Torfix 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.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Torfix cause constipation?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Torfix 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 over 5 years ago

How does Torfix work?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

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

Question over 4 years ago

Is Torfix helpful in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Torfix is used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). It has been found very effective for IBS-D. Torfix is given three times a day up to 14 days in patients of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Torfix cause bloating?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

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