Rifagut 200mg Tablet
Rifagut 200mg Tablet

Rifagut 200mg Tablet

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Rifagut 200 MG Description

Rifagut 200 tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It is used for the treatment of infectious diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhoea in adults. This tablet contains rifaximin as its ac...
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ContainsRifaximin(200.0 Mg)
UsesBowel disease with diarrhoea
Side effectsHeadache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Rifagut 200 MG

Rifagut 200 tablet is used in adults to treat infectious diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with diarrhoea.

Contraindications of Rifagut 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to rifaximin or any other ingredients of the Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Rifagut 200 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rifagut 200 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if Rifaximin passes into human milk. Hence, you should not breastfeed, while taking Rifagut 200 tablet. Consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Rifagut 200 tablet?
A:
Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Rifagut 200 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 microo...
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Directions for Use of Rifagut 200 MG

  • Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Rifagut 200 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 (th...
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  • Medicines like erythromycin, warfarin, azithromycin, cyclosporine, diltiazem and anti-fungal medications might interact with Rifagut 200 tablet when taken simultaneously.
  • Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 tablet, to avoid any interaction.

Storage and disposal of Rifagut 200 MG

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

Dosage of Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 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...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Rifagut 200 an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Rifagut 200 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 Rifagut 200 tablet?

A: It is suggested not to miss a dose of antibiotics like Rifagut 200 tablet as it can cause antibiotic resistance. As soon as you recall about the missed dose, take it. However, do not take Rifagut 200 tablet in excess doses to compensate for the missed dose.

Q: Can I take Rifagut 200 tablet if I have had a history of allergic reactions to other antibiotic medicines?

A: Rifagut 200 tablet should not be used in patients with allergic reactions to antibiotics like erythromycin and azithromycin. Inform your doctor about your allergic reaction to the medicine in detail. He might change the prescription if needed.

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: Rifagut 200 or Rifagut 400, which is a better medicine to treat diarrhoea?

A: Rifagut 200 and Rifagut 400, both tablets contain Rifaximin as an active ingredient and are used to treat infectious diarrhoea. Based on the cause and severity of your infection, your doctor will prescribe you the suitable medicine. You should take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate.

Q: For how long can I take Rifagut 200?

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 Rifagut 200?

A: Nausea, flatulence, stomach ache, headache, etc., are a few common side effects of Rifagut 200. However, not everyone experiences it.

Q: Is Rifagut a probiotic?

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

Q: When should I take Rifagut 200?

A: You should take Rifagut 200 exactly as told by the doctor. It can be taken during or after meals. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Q: How long does it take for Rifagut to work?

A: Rifagut can start showing its effect approximately after 1 hour of its consumption. However, it varies among individuals and can also vary due to the severity of the infection. As it is an antibiotic medicine, the complete effect towards the infection could be seen only after completing the full course of antibiotic treatment.
Product Details
Brand
RIFAGUT
Country of Origin
India

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Last Updated on: 17 May 2022 | 10:01 PM (IST)

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