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Faxicad 400mg Tablet

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Faxicad 400 MG Description

Faxicad Tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It is used for the treatment of infectious diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhoea in adults. It contains rifaximin as its active ingredie...
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ContainsRifaximin(400.0 Mg)
UsesBowel disease with diarrhoea
Side effectsHeadache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Faxicad 400 MG

Faxicad Tablet is used in adults to treat infectious diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with diarrhoea.

Contraindications of Faxicad 400 MG

  • If you are allergic to rifaximin or any other ingredients of the Faxicad Tablet.
  • If you are suffering from any liver disease.
  • If you have diarrhoea with blood or fever.
  • If you have diarrhoea that is caused due to other factors but not bacteria, for example, viral diarrhoea.
  • If you have symptoms of blockage in the bowel, abdominal pain or constipation.
  • If you experience allergic reactions after using medicines like rifabutin, rifapentine or rifampicin.

Side effects of Faxicad 400 MG

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Gas

Precautions and Warnings of Faxicad 400 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Faxicad Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Faxicad Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as there is limited information about its safety in pregnant women. It is essential to consult a doctor before starting any medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Faxicad Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if Rifaximin passes into human milk. Hence, you should not breastfeed, while taking Faxicad Tablet. Consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Faxicad Tablet?
A:
Faxicad Tablet may cause dizziness. Thus, avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Faxicad Tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Faxicad Tablet. However, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regularly consuming alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience symptoms like dizziness (or light-headedness), dry mouth, decreased urination and increased thirst.
  • You experience severe diarrhoea while or after using Faxicad Tablet, discontinue taking the medicine immediately and contact your doctor.
  • Consume enough fluids and keep yourself hydrated as diarrhoea can cause dehydration.

Mode of Action of Faxicad 400 MG

How Does It Work?

Faxicad Tablet slows down the bacterial growth by interfering with the mechanisms of cell growth in the bacterial cell. Thus, stopping the growth and multiplication of the infection causing microorgan...
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Directions for Use of Faxicad 400 MG

  • Faxicad Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results. You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Faxicad 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Faxicad Tablet may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications (that y...
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  • Medicines like erythromycin, warfarin, azithromycin, cyclosporine, diltiazem and anti-fungal medications might interact with this Tablet when taken simultaneously.
  • Faxicad Tablet might also interact with cholera and BCG vaccines.

Interactions with food items

Avoid having grapefruit juice or the fruit itself while on treatment with Faxicad Tablet, to avoid any interaction.

Storage and disposal of Faxicad 400 MG

  • Store Faxicad Tablets at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Faxicad 400 MG

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Faxicad Tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Faxicad Tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Faxicad Tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It is used for the treatment of infectious diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy.

Q: What should I do if I missed a dose of Faxicad Tablet?

A: It is suggested not to miss a dose of antibiotics like Faxicad Tablet as it can cause antibiotic resistance. As soon as you recall about the missed dose, take it. However, do not take it in excess doses to compensate for the missed dose.

Q: What do I need to inform my doctor about the diarrhoea?

A: Give a detailed nature of the diarrhoea to your doctor, for example, if it is associated with fever or about the presence or absence of blood in the stools. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking any other antibiotic medications, as some antibiotics might cause diarrhoea.

Q: For how long can I take Faxicad?

A: The doctor will prescribe the medicine to you for a specific duration, depending on the cause and severity of the medical condition. Do not take it for a longer time than your doctor prescribed.

Q: Is there any side effect of Faxicad Tablet?

A: Nausea, flatulence (gas), stomach ache, headache, etc., are a few common side effects of Faxicad Tablet. However, not everyone experiences it.

Q: Is Faxicad a probiotic?

A: No, Faxicad Tablet is not an antibiotic. It contains rifaximin, which is an antibiotic medicine.
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