RIFAXIMIN 550 MG

Introduction

TABLETS (rifaximin) Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.

• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.

• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet

1. What Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets are and what they are used for

2. What you need to know before you take Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

3. How to take Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

4. Possible side effects

5. How to store Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets are and what they are used for

Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets are an antibiotic medicine used to treat travelers’ diarrhea caused by certain bacteria.

2. What you need to know before you take Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

Do not take Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets:

• if you are allergic to rifaximin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

• if you have severe liver disease.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets:

• if you have kidney problems.

• if you have any other medical condition.

• if you are taking any other medicines.

• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Other medicines and Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets are not expected to affect your ability to drive or use machines.

3. How to take Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The recommended dose is one tablet taken three times a day for three days.

Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water.

Do not take more than three tablets in one day.

Do not take more than three days of treatment.

If you take more Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets than you should

If you take more tablets than you should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you.

If you forget to take Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets

Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Rifaximin 550 MG Tablets and tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

• Allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing.

• Severe abdominal pain.

• Severe diarrhoea with blood or mucus.

• Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).

• Severe skin reactions such as blistering, peeling or redness of the skin.

Other side effects include:

• Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation.

• Headache, dizziness.

• Skin rash.

• Increase in liver enzymes.

• Increase in blood sugar levels.

• Increase in blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels.

• Increase in creatinine levels.

• Increase in uric acid levels.

• Increase in cholesterol levels.

• Increase in triglyceride levels.

• Increase in blood pressure.

• Increase in white blood cell count.

• Increase in platelet count.

• Increase in red blood cell count.

• Increase in bilirubin levels.

• Increase in alkaline phosphatase levels.

• Increase in gamma-glutamyl transferase levels.

• Increase in aspartate aminotransferase levels.

• Increase in alanine aminotransferase levels.

• Increase in lactate dehydrogenase levels.

• Increase in creatinine phosphokinase levels.

• Increase in amylase levels.

• Increase in lipase levels.

• Increase in lipoprotein levels.

• Increase in C-reactive protein levels.

• Increase in prothrombin time.

• Increase in partial thromboplastin time.

• Increase in international normalized ratio.

• Increase in fibrinogen levels.

• Increase in antithrombin III levels.

• Increase in D-dimer levels.

• Increase in fibrin degradation products.

• Increase in von Willebrand factor levels.

• Increase in factor VIII levels.

• Increase in factor IX levels.

• Increase in factor XI levels.

• Increase in factor XII levels.

• Increase in factor XIII levels.

• Increase in plasminogen levels.

• Increase in plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels.

• Increase in thrombin-antithrombin complex levels.

• Increase in protein C levels.

• Increase in protein S levels.

• Increase in homocysteine levels.

• Increase in lipoprotein (a) levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein A1 levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein B levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein C-III levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein E levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein H levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein L1 levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein M levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein A-IV levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein J levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein O levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein P levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein Q levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein R levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein S levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein U levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein V levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein X levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein Y levels.

• Increase in apolipoprotein Z levels.

• Increase in lipoprotein (a) levels.

• Increase in lipoprotein (b) levels.

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Uses

Uses

Rifaximin 550 mg is a prescription medication used to treat travelers’ diarrhea caused by certain bacteria. It is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults. Rifaximin belongs to a group of drugs called antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth, usually 2 or 3 times a day. Common side effects of rifaximin include nausea, headache, and abdominal pain.

Directions for Use

FILM-COATED TABLETS

Rifaximin 550 mg film-coated tablets are used to treat travelers’ diarrhea caused by certain bacteria.

1. Take one tablet by mouth three times a day for three days.

2. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.

3. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablet.

4. Take the tablets at the same time each day.

5. Do not take more than three tablets in one day.

6. Do not take this medication for more than three days.

7. If your symptoms do not improve after three days, contact your doctor.

8. Do not take this medication if you are allergic to rifaximin or any of the ingredients in the tablet.

9. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any other medications.

10. Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Storage

Rifaximin 550 mg should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). It should be kept away from light and moisture.

Treatment

Rifaximin is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is typically used to treat traveler’s diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatic encephalopathy. It is available in tablet form and is taken orally. The usual dose is 550 mg taken twice daily for up to 10 days. Rifaximin should be taken with food and a full glass of water. It is important to take the medication as prescribed and to finish the entire course of treatment, even if symptoms improve.

Benefits

Rifaximin 550 mg is a prescription antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections. It is used to treat travelers’ diarrhea caused by certain bacteria. It is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults. Rifaximin 550 mg may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Rifaximin 550 mg works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. It does not work against viruses.

The benefits of Rifaximin 550 mg include:

1. Treating travelers’ diarrhea caused by certain bacteria.

2. Treating irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults.

3. Killing the bacteria that cause the infection.

4. Reducing the duration and severity of symptoms associated with travelers’ diarrhea and IBS-D.

5. Reducing the risk of dehydration and other complications associated with travelers’ diarrhea and IBS-D.

6. Reducing the risk of spreading the infection to others.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Rifaximin 550 mg include:

1. Nausea
2. Diarrhea
3. Abdominal pain
4. Headache
5. Fatigue
6. Dizziness
7. Rash
8. Flatulence
9. Dyspepsia
10. Pruritus

Precautions and Warnings

Rifaximin 550 mg is a prescription medication used to treat certain bacterial infections. It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Common side effects of Rifaximin 550 mg include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, and rash.

Before taking Rifaximin 550 mg, tell your doctor if you have any allergies, liver disease, kidney disease, or a history of antibiotic-associated colitis.

Rifaximin 550 mg may interact with other medications, including antacids, iron supplements, and certain antibiotics. Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking.

Rifaximin 550 mg should be used with caution in pregnant women. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding while taking Rifaximin 550 mg.

Do not take Rifaximin 550 mg if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

Do not take more or less of this medication than prescribed. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor first.

If you experience any serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

How Does It Work?

Rifaximin is an antibiotic used to treat certain gastrointestinal and liver infections. It works by killing bacteria that cause the infections. Rifaximin 550 mg is a prescription medication that is taken orally. It is usually taken two to three times a day, with or without food. The dosage and length of treatment depend on the type of infection being treated. Common side effects of Rifaximin include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

advice

Safety Advice

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q: Can I take during pregnancy?

It is not recommended to take Rifaximin 550 MG during pregnancy. Rifaximin is a category C drug, which means that it has not been studied in pregnant women and its effects on a developing fetus are unknown. Therefore, it is best to consult with your doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy.

feeding

Breast Feeding

Can I take while breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to take Rifaximin 550 mg while breastfeeding. You should consult your doctor before taking any medication while breastfeeding.

alcohol

Alcohol

Can I consume alcohol with?

No, it is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking Rifaximin 550 MG. Alcohol can increase the risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion. It can also increase the risk of liver damage. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking this medication.

driving

Driving

Can I drive if I have consumed?

No, you should not drive if you have consumed RIFAXIMIN 550 MG. It is important to follow the instructions of your doctor and read the medication guide before taking any medication.

(FAQs)

Q: What is Rifaximin 550 mg?
A: Rifaximin 550 mg is an antibiotic used to treat certain types of bacterial infections. It is used to treat travelers’ diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, and hepatic encephalopathy.