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Rcifax 550mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Rcifax 550mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Rcifax 550 MG Description

Rifax 550 Tablet is an antibiotic that is used to help the liver remove harmful toxins from the blood, which can prevent brain damage caused by hepatic encephalopathy. You can take this tablet with or without food, but it is recommended to take it at the same time every day. You should follow the dosage and duration that your doctor has prescribed to get the most benefit of this medicine. It is important to continue taking it for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop taking it early, it may result in the infection coming back and becoming harder to treat.

Some people may experience side effects such as vomiting, headache, dizziness, nausea, rashes, joint pain, and depression. However, these side effects are usually temporary and go away during the treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. If you experience any of these side effects and they bother you or do not go away, you should consult your doctor. This medicine can cause your urine to become reddish in colour, but it is normal and harmless. Before starting treatment with Rifax Tablet, make sure to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffering from any liver, kidney, or heart problems, or if you are allergic to any medicine.


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ContainsRifaximin(550.0 Mg)
UsesBowel disease with diarrhoea, hepatic encephalopathy
Side effectsHeadache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
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Uses of Rcifax 550 MG

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

Contraindications of Rcifax 550 MG

  • If you are allergic to rifaximin or any other ingredients of the Rcifax 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 Rcifax 550 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Rcifax 550 MG



Can I take Rcifax Tablet during pregnancy?
Rcifax 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

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


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


Can I consume alcohol with Rcifax Tablet?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Rcifax 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 Rcifax Tablet, discontinue taking the medicine immediately and contact your doctor.
  • Consume enough fluids and keep yourself hydrated as diarrhoea can cause dehydration.

Directions for Use of Rcifax 550 MG

  • Rcifax 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.

Storage and disposal of Rcifax 550 MG

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

Dosage of Rcifax 550 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 Rcifax 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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Mode of Action of Rcifax 550 MG

How Does It Work?

Rcifax 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 microorgani...
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Interactions of Rcifax 550 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Rcifax 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 yo...
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  • Medicines like erythromycin, warfarin, azithromycin, cyclosporine, diltiazem and anti-fungal medications might interact with this Tablet when taken simultaneously.
  • Rcifax 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 Rcifax Tablet, to avoid any interaction.

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MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Rcifax Tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Rcifax 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 Rcifax Tablet?

A: It is suggested not to miss a dose of antibiotics like Rcifax 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 Rcifax?

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 Rcifax Tablet?

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

Q: Is Rcifax a probiotic?

A: No, Rcifax Tablet is not an antibiotic. It contains rifaximin, which is an antibiotic medicine.
Last Updated on: 4 January 2024 | 3:50 PM (IST)

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