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Rifagut 550mg Tablet
Rifagut 550mg Tablet

Rifagut 550mg Tablet

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MRP 455.00
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Rifagut 550 MG Description

Rifagut 550 tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It contains rifaximin as its active ingredient. Rifagut 550 is used to treat infectious diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome associated with diarrhoea,

mainly caused due to infection-causing bacteria. It is also used to treat hepatic encephalopathy, a liver disease where the liver does not remove the toxins from the blood and thus hampers overall bodily functioning. You should take the Rifagut 550 at the prescribed dose and duration. You should complete the entire course of treatment with Rifagut 550 and not stop it mid-way on your own without the knowledge of your doctor. It may result in treatment failure and increase the risk of re-infection.

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ContainsRifaximin(550.0 Mg)
UsesHepatic encephalopathy and irritable bowel disease with diarrhoea
Side effectsDzziness, stomach ache, bloating, muscle cramps or joint pain
TherapyANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Rifagut 550 tablet is used for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy (a condition in which brain function gets impaired due to the damaged liver).
  • It is also used to treat infectious diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome associated with diarrhoea.

Contraindications of Rifagut 550 MG

  • If you are allergic to rifaximin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have symptoms of blockage in the bowel or constipation.

Side effects of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Stomach ache
  • Bloating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling of ankles, feet or fingers
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Headache
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Precautions and Warnings of Rifagut 550 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Rifagut 550 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the use of Rifagut 550 during pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use the same unless it is prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Rifagut 550 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited safety data available about the use of this medicine in breastfeeding mothers. Hence, it is very important to consult your doctor before using Rifagut 550 while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Rifagut 550 tablet?
A:
Generally, Rifagut 550 tablet does not affect the driving ability of people. However, if you experience dizziness, do not drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Rifagut 550 tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol along with this medicine, you should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment for quick recovery.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience severe diarrhoea with blood or fever after Rifagut 550, stop the treatment immediately and consult the doctor.
  • You have been taking other antibiotics or any supplements.
  • You have severe liver disease. Caution is advised during the treatment.

Mode of Action of Rifagut 550 MG

How Does It Work?

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Directions for Use of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Rifagut 550 tablet is to be taken with a glass of water. This tablet is not supposed to be broken, crushed or chewed.
  • Do not change your dose unless your doctor tells you. Also, never stop this medicine on your own.
  • Complete the entire course of the medicine, do not stop this medicine halfway, even if you feel better.

Interactions of Rifagut 550 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Rifagut 550 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. Tell your doctor about all the medicines,...
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  • Especially, if you are taking other medicines like antibiotics (azithromycin, erythromycin), anti-epileptic medicines, medicines used for heart-related disorders, immunosuppressants like cyclosporin, ...
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  • Rifagut 550 tablet might also interact with some vaccines like BCG and the cholera vaccine.

Interactions with food items

  • The interaction of the Rifagut 550 tablet is established with grapefruit and its juice. So, the consumption of both of them should be avoided.

Storage and disposal of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Keep the medicine away from direct light, moisture and heat in a closed container.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • Discard outdated medicines and ask your doctor about how to dispose of the medicines.

Dosage of Rifagut 550 MG

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of Rifagut 550 and experience any kind of unwanted symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

In case if a dose has been missed, it is supposed to be taken as soon as you recall it. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.

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: Can I drink fruit juices while taking the Rifagut 550 tablet?

A: You can consume fruit juices while taking the Rifagut 550 tablet except for grapefruit juice. The interaction of the Rifagut 550 tablet with grapefruit has been established in studies.

Q: I have lost appetite after taking the Rifagut 550 tablet prescription. Should I discontinue taking the Rifagut 550 tablet?

A: Loss of appetite is one of the most common Rifagut 550 tablet side effects. Talk to your doctor about the loss of appetite and follow his instructions on following the dosage.

Q: I am currently taking a prescription of diltiazem. Can I take Rifagut 550 tablet with it?

A: Rifagut 550 tablet composition is known to affect the therapeutic activity of diltiazem. Inform your doctor about your prescription drugs. He might make a change in the prescription if needed.

Q: Can I take Rifagut 550 tablet if I am suffering from constipation?

A: You should inform the doctor if you have constipation before taking the Rifagut 550 tablet prescription. Also, inform your doctor if you experience abdominal pain or blockage in the bowel.

Q: I recently had antibiotic-induced diarrhoea. Can I still take this medicine?

A: The therapeutic effects of this medicine might change in people suffering from diarrhoea caused by antibiotics. You should inform your doctor about your medical history.

Q: Rifagut 400 or Rifagut 550, which is a better medicine to treat diarrhoea?

A: Both the medicines contain Rifaximin as their active ingredient and are used to treat infectious diarrhoea. The doctor will prescribe you suitable medicine on the basis of the cause and severity of your infection. Therefore do not self-medicate or recommend the same to others.

Q: Is Rifagut 550 antibitioc?

A: Yes, it is an antibiotic medicine that contains rifaximin as its active ingredient.

Q: Can I stop taking Rifagut 550 if I feel improvement in condition?

A: No, you should not stop the treatment in between even if you feel better. As it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in mid-way can lead to re-infection stop responding to the antibiotic as well (also known as antibiotic resistance).

Q: How long the Rifagut 550 can be taken?

A: Rifagut 550 tablet should be consumed for the prescribed duration as prescribed by your doctor depending on your condition. The treatment duration varies depending on your condition. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after completing the course of treatment. Do not take a second course of the Rifagut 550 tablet.

Q: When should I take the Rifagut 550?

A: You should take the Rifagut 550m tablet as advised by your doctor. You can take it with or without food, but preferably at the same time every day for optimum result. Do not miss the dose of this medicine.

Q: Can Rifagut 550 be used for IBS?

A: Yes, Rifagut 550 can be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome associated with diarrhoea, mainly caused due to infection-causing bacteria. However, it should be used only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q: What is the dose of Rifagut 550?

A: The dose and frequency of Rifagut 550 vary among individuals depending on the condition it is being taken for. You should not consume more than the recommended daily dose by a doctor.
Product Details
Brand
RIFAGUT
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/06/2024

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