Torfix 400 Tablet

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    Torfix 400 Tablet Information

    Torfix 400 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. The alternative uses of Torfix 400 Tablet have also been explained below.

    The optimal dosage of Torfix 400 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. 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.

    Torfix 400 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Torfix 400 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Torfix 400 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.

    In addition, Torfix 400 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Torfix 400 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

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

    Drug reaction of Torfix 400 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Torfix 400 Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Torfix 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Torfix 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Torfix 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

    Torfix 400 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Torfix 400 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 400 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 400 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Torfix is not harmful for kidneys.

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


      Side effects of Torfix rarely affect the liver.

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


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

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Torfix 400 Tablet with Other Drugs

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

    Moderate



    Torfix 400 Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Torfix 400 Tablet

    • Is this Torfix 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Torfix 400 Tablet is addictive.

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


      Torfix 400 Tablet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Torfix 400 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 400 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Torfix 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Torfix 400 Tablet


      You can take Torfix 400 Tablet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Torfix 400 Tablet


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Torfix 400 Tablet with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Torfix 400 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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