Rifaximin for traveller’s diarrhea

Rifaximin for traveller’s diarrhea

 

General English name: Rifaximin

Brand: Xifaxanta

Application: Travel diarrhea

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of rifaximin

Drug information for rifaximin for travel diarrhea

Dosage and method of taking rifaximin

Contraindications Rifaximin

Rifaximin during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of rifaximin on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Rifaximin

Special warnings and precautions while taking rifaximin

Side effects of rifaximin

Overdose of rifaximin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of rifaximin

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of rifaximin

Tablet

 

Drug information for rifaximin for travel diarrhea

Travel diarrhea is diarrhea that occurs when traveling abroad or shortly thereafter. Diarrhea means loose or watery stools at least three times in 24 hours. Travel diarrhea is usually caused by eating food or drinking water that contains germs. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and the immune system clears them within a few days.

Rifaximin is an antibiotic that only affects the gastrointestinal tract and is not suitable for treating other types of infections. If you have traveler's diarrhea, your doctor may prescribe Rifaximin, brand name Xifaxanta, but if you have dysentery or fever, you should see your doctor for further tests to treat your condition with other medicines. Rifaximin should not be given to children.

Rifaximin for liver problems is also available under the brand name Targaxan, which you can refer to the page for information about this drug.

 

Dosage and method of taking rifaximin

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with rifaximin. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

You should usually take a 200 mg tablet every 8 hours for three consecutive days.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications Rifaximin

Note the expiration date of the drug Rifaximin, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.

Never give rifaximin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with rifaximin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

This drug is forbidden for children.

 

Rifaximin during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of rifaximin on driving and working with machines

Rifaximin makes you drowsy and dizzy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Rifaximin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking rifaximin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking rifaximin:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any kidney problems.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of rifaximin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling dizzy and drowsy: Do not drive in these situations.

Feeling bored and in pain

Fever

Headache

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of rifaximin.

 

Overdose of rifaximin (drug poisoning)

Do not take Rifaximin more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of rifaximin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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