FAQs ABOUT RIFGUARD 550
Can I stop taking RIFGUARD 550 suddenly?
No. Do not stop taking RIFGUARD 550 even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy. Take RIFGUARD 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 RIFGUARD 550 for the stipulated duration. If you have any further questions regarding the use of RIFGUARD 550, consult your doctor.
Can the use of RIFGUARD 550 cause tiredness?
Yes. RIFGUARD 550 may make you feel tired. This may happen due to fluid loss from the body. If you feel tired, rest, and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any heavy tools or machines. Consult your doctor if your tiredness worsens.
Can I take RIFGUARD 550 during pregnancy?
There is no proper information regarding the use of RIFGUARD 550 in pregnant women. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking RIFGUARD 550 if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby.
Can RIFGUARD 550 be used in children?
There is no proper information regarding the use of RIFGUARD 550 in children and in adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Is RIFGUARD 550 a strong antibiotic?
Yes. RIFGUARD 550 is a potent antibiotic with bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects. It can effectively kill the bacteria and prevents their multiplication within our body.
What is RIFGUARD 550 used for?
RIFGUARD 550 is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat hepatic encephalopathy. It kills the toxin producing bacteria within the body which eventually protects our body from the harmful effects of the accumulated toxins.
Can the use of RIFGUARD 550 cause red urine?
Yes. RIFGUARD 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 RIFGUARD 550?
Take RIFGUARD 550 as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. RIFGUARD 550 can be taken with or without food. Continue to take RIFGUARD 550 for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy.
What RIFGUARD 550 does to my body?
RIFGUARD 550 is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used for gastrointestinal and liver diseases. It treats hepatic encephalopathy by preventing the growth of toxin-producing bacteria in the digestive tract. This reduces toxin accumulation in the blood and eventually protects the body from the harmful effects of the accumulated toxins. As a result, it prevents the onset of disorders caused due to toxin accumulation (such as hepatic encephalopathy) and reduces their recurrence.