Zimigut 400 Tablet

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    Zimigut 400 Tablet Information

    Zimigut 400 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Hepatic Encephalopathy are some of its major therapeutic uses. Zimigut 400 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The correct dosage of Zimigut 400 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. 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.

    Common side effects of Zimigut 400 Tablet include Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. While these are the most often observed Zimigut 400 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Zimigut 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.

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

    Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Zimigut 400 Tablet contraindications section.

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

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Zimigut 400 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Zimigut 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Zimigut 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Zimigut 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

    Zimigut 400 Tablet Related Warnings

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


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

      Severe
    • Is the use of Zimigut 400 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Zimigut may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

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


      There are no side effects of Zimigut on the kidneys.

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


      Zimigut has very mild side effects on the liver.

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


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

      Safe


    Zimigut 400 Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Zimigut 400 Tablet

    • Is this Zimigut 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Zimigut 400 Tablet has not been reported.

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


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Zimigut 400 Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Zimigut 400 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?


      Zimigut 400 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Zimigut 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Zimigut 400 Tablet


      Taking Zimigut 400 Tablet with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Zimigut 400 Tablet


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

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Zimigut 400 Tablet

    Question over 4 years ago

    Is Zimigut a penicillin?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    No, Zimigut is not a penicillin. It contains rifaximin which is a broad spectrum antibiotic and an analog of rifampicin. It is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea (TD), hepatic encephalopathy, and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take Zimigut with amoxicillin?

    Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Zimigut 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 about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Zimigut?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

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

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Rarely, Zimigut causes fatigue. It is an uncommon side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of fatigue is unknown. If you experience tiredness after taking this drug, then try to take some rest even after that if you feel excessive tiredness then do discuss it with your doctor.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can Zimigut cause bloating?

    Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

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