Rifaximin is generally used in treatment of hepatic encephalopathy and infectious diarrhoea
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Rifaximin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Rifaximin is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Rifaximin is an antibiotic. In hepatic encephalopathy, it works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the digestive tract thereby relieving symptoms such as agitation, confusion, and muscle problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Rifaximin an antibiotic? Yes, Rifaximin is an antibiotic that kills bacteria, which can cause a disease called hepatic encephalopathy (symptoms include agitation, confusion, muscle problems, difficulty in speaking and in some cases coma).
Q. Can I take Rifaximin with amoxicillin? Rifaximin can be taken with amoxicillin as no interactions have been reported between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Rifaximin safe? Yes, Rifaximin is a safe medicine. However, it has its own side effects. It should always be taken for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Rifaximin a penicillin? Rifaximin is not a penicillin. It is a non-aminoglycoside semi-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic derived from rifamycin .
Q. Does Rifaximin kill good bacteria? Rifaximin like other antibiotics can alter the normal bacteria in the intestine and this can lead to severe diarrhea.
Q. Does Rifaximin work for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? Rifaximin is not indicated for the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). In this condition, there is a presence of lot of bacteria in the small intestine which can cause chronic diarrhea and malabsorption.
Q. Does Rifaximin cause orange urine? Yes, the use of Rifaximin may cause a reddish discoloration of the urine.
Q. Does Rifaximin affect oral contraceptives (birth control)? Interactions have not been reported between Rifaximin and oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Rifaximin work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Rifaximin has not been approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Please consult your doctor before using Rifaximin for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Does Rifaximin cause weight gain? Weight gain has not been reported as an effect of Rifaximin.
Q. Does Rifaximin cause diarrhea? Diarrhea is a common side effect of Rifaximin. If you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifaximin, you should stop taking Rifaximin and contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Rifaximin kill Helicobacter pylori? Rifaximin has not been reported to kill Helicobacter pylori.
Q. Can paracetamol be taken with Rifaximin? Rifaximin can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically observed between paracetamol and Rifaximin. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Rifaximin with ibuprofen? Rifaximin can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please talk to your doctor in case you require to take the two medicines together.
Q. Does Rifaximin cause constipation? Constipation is a rare side effect of Rifaximin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience intolerable constipation.
Rifaximin reduces the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients with liver disease.It may cause reddish discolouration of your urine. This is normal and not harmful.Stop taking Rifaximin and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifaximin.Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.
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