Gifaxin 400mg Tablet
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Gifaxin 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 ingredient. It works by killing the growth of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhoea. Gifaxin Tablet should be used under medical prescription. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed....
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Contains same composition as Gifaxin 400mg Tablet
Uses of Gifaxin 400 MG
Gifaxin Tablet is used in adults to treat infectious diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with diarrhoea.
Contraindications of Gifaxin 400 MG
- If you are allergic to rifaximin or any other ingredients of the Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin 400 MG
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Gifaxin 400 MG
Can I take Gifaxin Tablet during pregnancy?
Gifaxin 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.
Can I take Gifaxin Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if Rifaximin passes into human milk. Hence, you should not breastfeed, while taking Gifaxin Tablet. Consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Gifaxin Tablet?
Gifaxin Tablet may cause dizziness. Thus, avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
Can I consume alcohol with Gifaxin Tablet?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin 400 MG
How Does It Work?
Gifaxin 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 microorganism. It does not get absorbed in the bloodstream and passes through the stomach and intestines. Therefore, it is primarily used to treat bacterial infections in the intestine....
Directions for Use of Gifaxin 400 MG
- Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin 400 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Gifaxin 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 you buy without a prescription) and herbal preparations. Also, inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled....
- Medicines like erythromycin, warfarin, azithromycin, cyclosporine, diltiazem and anti-fungal medications might interact with this Tablet when taken simultaneously.
- Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin Tablet, to avoid any interaction.
Storage and disposal of Gifaxin 400 MG
- Store Gifaxin Tablets at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Gifaxin 400 MG
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 Gifaxin 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 take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Gifaxin Tablet an antibiotic?
A: Yes, Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin Tablet?
A: It is suggested not to miss a dose of antibiotics like Gifaxin 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 Gifaxin?
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 Gifaxin Tablet?
A: Nausea, flatulence (gas), stomach ache, headache, etc., are a few common side effects of Gifaxin Tablet. However, not everyone experiences it.
Q: Is Gifaxin a probiotic?
A: No, Gifaxin Tablet is not an antibiotic. It contains rifaximin, which is an antibiotic medicine.
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