RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet 10's

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Drug Information for RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet 10's

What is RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet used for?

RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Traveller’s diarrhoea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet work?

RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called antibiotics. This drug acts by inhibiting the bacterial RNA synthesis and supports in restoring the intestinal microflora imbalance. It also acts by inhibiting certain enzymes responsible for the irritable bowel syndrome.

How to take RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet is available in suspension and tablet dosage forms. Shake the suspension well to ensure the proper mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup to measure each dose.
  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the tablet with a glass full of water.

If you miss a dose of RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet include the following:

  • Anisindione
  • Cholera vaccine
  • Dicoumarol
  • Ibrutinib
  • Nilotinib
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampin
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet:

  • Black/tarry stools
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle spasm
  • Increased breathing
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Chest pain
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Fatigue

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Skin rash
  • Blood in urine
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling in belly
  • Swelling in arms/legs
  • Extreme tiredness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet?

  • Avoid RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet if you experience bloody stools.
  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
  • Avoid RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.

You are advised not to take RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet?

  • Inform your doctor if you have rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Inform your doctor if you are having a fever or bloody stools along with diarrhoea.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet or related drugs.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney, liver or blood disorders.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet

  1. How should RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet be stored?
  2. RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet is stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  3. Should I continue using RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet if diarrhoea worsens?
  4. It is not advised to continue using RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet if the symptoms for diarrhoea persists or worsens for 24 – 48 hours after taking the medication.  However, please consult your doctor if the symptoms persist or worsen.

  5. What should be avoided while taking RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet?
  6. Other antibiotic medications may increase diarrhoea. Therefore, using other antibiotics should be avoided while taking RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet.

  7. Is it safe to alter the dose of RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet?
  8. No, altering the dose of RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet is not advised. RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet should be taken in the prescribed doses.

  9. Can I use RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet to treat common cold?
  10. No, RIFASTOP 200mg Tablet is only used to treat bacterial infections. It is not prescribed to treat any viral infections, such as common cold or flu.


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