Rifaset 100mg Suspension 60ml

Infection Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

RIFASET 100MG contains Rifaximin which belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics. It is used to treat traveler´s diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults. Travelers’ diarrhea is a common travel-related illness of digestive tract that commonly caused due to eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water during travel resulting in loose stools and abdominal cramps. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic GI disorder that affects the large intestine. Symptoms include abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation.

Rifaximin kills the toxic bacteria in the GI tract and which relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. Along with this treatment, drink lots of fluids, such as water, squash or juice, to avoid dehydration. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your condition.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, abdominal pain or bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Taking this medicine, may also cause a reddish discolouration of your urine. If these symptoms bother you, contact your doctor. Patients with severe liver or kidney diseases, should inform your doctor before taking this medicine. RIFASET 100MG is not recommended for use in pregnant, breastfeeding women and in children (aged below 18 years).

USES OF RIFASET 100MG

  • Treat traveler´s diarrhea in adults
  • Treats irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea in adults

HOW RIFASET 100MG WORKS

Rifaximin works by inhibiting the growth of toxic bacteria that causes infectious diarrhea in the digestive tract. This relieves the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome like abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take this medicine as directed by your physician. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF RIFASET 100MG

SERIOUS

  • allergic reaction (such as rash, itching, shortness of breath, abnormal heartbeat, swelling of mouth, face, ankles or any other part of body, extreme tiredness, dizziness or feeling faint)

COMMON

  • headache
  • wind or bloating
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • nausea or vomiting
  • painful or ineffective straining
  • fever

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after meal. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.

Bloating or wind:

Eat smaller and frequent meals. Eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. If the symptoms get worse, contact your doctor straight away.

Constipation: 

Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or juice, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any medicines without speaking to a doctor.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Keeping a heat pad on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

RIFASET 100MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

RIFASET 100MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if your ability is affected by this medicine.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.

KIDNEY

RIFASET 100MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

RIFASET 100MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to rifaximin or to similar types of antibiotics (such as rifampicin or rifabutin).

OTHERS

Do not take this medicine, if you:

  • have blockage in the bowel. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • ciclosporin (used to suppress the body’s immune system)
  • warfarin (used to prevent blood clotting)
  • oral contraceptives (medicines used to prevent pregnancy)
  • activated charcoal (used to treat wind or diarrhea)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Rifaximin
Pharmacological Category :   Antibiotics, Rifamycin
Therapeutic Indication :  

Traveler’s diarrhea, Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT RIFASET 100MG

What is RIFASET 100MG used for?

It is used to treat traveler´s diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults.

Can RIFASET 100MG be used in children?

No. It is not recommended for use in children (aged less than 18 years). Consult your doctor before taking.

Can RIFASET 100MG cause constipation?

Yes. It may cause constipation in some individuals. Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals and drink plenty of water.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Drugs for constipation and diarrhea. Essentials of Pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 681-682.

2. Gerald G. Briggs and Roger K. Freeman. R. A reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. Tenth Edition. 2015. Page – 3404-3405.

3. Kyoung Sup Hong and Joo Sung Kim. Rifaximin for the treatment of acute infectious diarrhea. NCBI; PMC U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. July 2014. [Accessed 29th October 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3131166/

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Culture Stool
  • Stool Examination R/M

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Net Qty
    1
    Shelf Life
    NA
    Item Weight
    75
    No. of Units in a Kit
    NA
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