FAQs ABOUT RIFAXIMED 550
Can RIFAXIMED 550 be used in children?
RIFAXIMED 550 is generally not recommended for use in children and in adolescents (aged below 18 years) due to lack of safety data. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can I stop taking RIFAXIMED 550 suddenly?
No. Do not stop taking RIFAXIMED 550 even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy. Take RIFAXIMED 550 for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor. Also, inform your doctor if you cannot see any improvement in your condition even after using RIFAXIMED 550 for the stipulated duration. If you have any further questions regarding the use of RIFAXIMED 550, consult your doctor.
Can RIFAXIMED 550 cause weight gain?
RIFAXIMED 550 does not cause weight gain. In case you feel there is an increase in weight, consult your doctor for advice.
Can RIFAXIMED 550 cause constipation?
Yes. RIFAXIMED 550 may cause constipation in some individuals. If you feel constipated, eat plenty of fibre rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect troubles you.
Can I take RIFAXIMED 550 during pregnancy?
It is not known whether the use of RIFAXIMED 550 can affect the growth of an unborn baby. Therefore, RIFAXIMED 550 should not be used in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician.
Is RIFAXIMED 550 a strong antibiotic?
Yes. RIFAXIMED 550 is a potent antibiotic with bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects. It can effectively kill the bacteria and prevents its multiplication within our body.
What is RIFAXIMED 550 used for?
RIFAXIMED 550 is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to reduce the recurrence of overt hepatic encephalopathy. It can also be used to treat diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Can the use of RIFAXIMED 550 cause red urine?
Yes. RIFAXIMED 550 may cause pink or reddish discoloration of urine. This is usually harmless and disappears after stopping the therapy. However, consult your doctor if it bothers you.
How to take RIFAXIMED 550?
Take RIFAXIMED 550 as advised by your physician. Swallow RIFAXIMED 550 with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. RIFAXIMED 550 can be taken with or without food. Continue to take RIFAXIMED 550 for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy.
What RIFAXIMED 550 does to my body?
RIFAXIMED 550 is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used for gastrointestinal and liver diseases. It treats hepatic encephalopathy by preventing the growth of ammonia (toxin)-producing bacteria in the digestive tract. This reduces toxin accumulation in the blood and prevents the onset or recurrence of disorders caused due to toxin accumulation (such as hepatic encephalopathy). It also treats diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome by killing the susceptible bacteria in the gut that causes infections.