Rifagut 550 Mg
Rifagut 550 Mg tablets are used to treat traveler's diarrhea caused by certain bacteria in adults and children at least 12 years of age. Rifagut 550 Mg are used to prevent episodes of hepatic encephalopathy (changes in thinking, behavior, and personality caused by a build-up of toxins in the brain in people who have liver disease) in adults who have liver disease and to treat irritable bowel syndrome (with diarrhea) in adults.
Rifagut 550 Mg is in a class of medications called antibiotics. Rifagut 550 Mg treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause diarrhea. Rifagut 550 Mg treats hepatic encephalopathy by stopping the growth of bacteria that produce toxins and that may worsen liver disease. Rifagut 550 Mg will not work to treat traveler's diarrhea that is bloody or occurs with fever.Antibiotics such as Rifagut 550 Mg will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
Drug = Rifaximin
Strength = 550 Mg
Manufacturer = Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
How To Take
Take Rifagut 550 Mg medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rifagut 550 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
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Pregnancy :Use of Rifagut 550 Mg medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking Rifagut 550 Mg medicine.
Breast-feeding :Use of Rifagut 550 Mg medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it becomes necessary to use Rifagut 550 Mg medicine then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using Rifagut 550 Mg medicine.
Traveler's diarrhea caused by other bacteria :Rifagut 550 Mg medicine is not effective to treat diarrhea which is caused by other organisms like Campylobacter jejuni or shigella strains. Any diarrhea complicated by fever and/or blood in the stool should not be treated with Rifagut 550 Mg medicine.
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea :The use of Rifagut 550 Mg medicine can cause clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea by killing the gut friendly microorganisms. Rifagut 550 Mg results in the production of toxins in the gut which may lead to further diarrhea or a severe colitis.
Drug resistance :It is advised to take Rifagut 550 Mg medicine for the entire course. Failure to do so will result in drug-resistant bacteria and subsequent infections will not be treatable by the same medicine.
Liver impairment :Rifagut 550 Mg medicine should be used with caution in patients having moderate to severe impairment of liver function.
Dizziness :Use of Rifagut 550 Mg medicine may cause dizziness in some patients. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Rifagut 550 Mg medicine till you are sure about the effect of Rifagut 550 Mg medicine.
Rifagut 550 Mg medicine is used for the treatment of traveler's diarrhea caused by non-invasive strains of Escherichia coli. Rifagut 550 Mg diarrhea is not accompanied by fever or presence of blood in the stool. It is not used for the treatment of diarrhea caused by other strains of bacteria.
Rifagut 550 Mg medicine is used for the prevention of episodes of hepatic encephalopathy- a brain disorder characterized by changes in thinking, behavior, and personality caused by presence of toxic substances in the brain due to failure of the liver to clear them out of the body.
Rifagut 550 Mg medicine is also used for the treatment of diarrhea associated with Irritable bowel syndrome.