Rifastop 200mg Tablet
Rifastop 200mg Tablet

Rifastop 200mg Tablet

By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Rifaximin(200.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Rifastop Tablet contains Rifaximin. It is an antibiotic medicine used to treat infectious diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea. It is also used in treating a condition called Hepatic ...
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uses

Uses of Rifastop 200 MG

Rifastop Tablet is used in the treatment of Hepatic encephalopathy (a condition in which there is a loss of brain function when a damaged liver fails to remove toxins from the blood). It is also used ...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Rifastop 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to Rifaximin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • 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, stomach pain or constipation.
  • If you have bloody diarrhoea.
  • If you have diarrhoea along with fever.
  • If you experience allergic reactions with rifabutin, rifapentine or rifampicin.
sideEffects

Side effects of Rifastop 200 MG

  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Dehydration
  • Headache
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Breathing issues
  • Vomiting
  • An urgency to empty bowel
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Rifastop 200 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Rifastop Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Rifastop Tablet should not be used in pregnancy, as there is limited information about its safety in human pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Rifastop Tablet?
A:
You may experience dizziness while on treatment with Rifastop Tablet. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Rifastop Tablet?
A:
There have been no reported interactions between Rifastop Tablet and alcohol. Avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You should discontinue taking Rifastop Tablet immediately if you experience severe diarrhoea while or after using it. Diarrhoea can cause dehydration. Consume enough fluids.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Rifastop 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Rifaximin works by disturbing the growth process of bacterial cells. Therefore, the bacterial multiplication is hindered and the existing bacteria are killed or their life-cycle stops. Rifastop Tablet...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Rifastop 200 MG

  • Follow your doctor's instructions while taking Rifastop Tablet. Swallow it with a glass of water. Do not break, cut, or chew the tablet.
  • You should take it regularly and preferably at a fixed time. Do not consume it more or longer than that prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Rifastop 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Rifastop Tablet might interact with cholera and the BCG vaccine.
  • This medicine might alter the effects of other medicines such as erythromycin, diltiazem, azithromycin, warfarin and anti-fungal medications.

Interactions with food items

Rifastop Tablet might interact with grapefruit juice or the fruit. Hence, grapefruit should be avoided.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Rifastop 200 MG

  • Store Rifastop Tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
  • Discard unused medicine properly. Do not flush it in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
dosage

Dosage of Rifastop 200 MG

Overdose

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

Missed a Dose

You should never miss your dose of antibiotics as it may lead to treatment failure. If you missed any dose of medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Are there any dietary guidelines to follow while taking Rifastop Tablet?

A: You should consume your meals as usual. However, avoid drinking both grapefruit juice and eating the fruit as Rifastop Tablet might interact with it.

Q: My white blood cell count was low in a recently conducted blood test. Is it due to Rifastop Tablet?

A: Abnormal test results in white blood cells are one of the common Rifastop Tablet side effects. You can continue taking Rifastop Tablet. However, inform your doctor about the side effect.

Q: I am currently taking antifungal medications. Can Rifastop Tablet be taken along with the antifungal medicines?

A: Rifastop Tablet might affect the therapeutic activity of antifungal medicines. You should inform your doctor about the current medications you are taking, as changes might be made in the prescription (if needed).

Q: Is it okay to take an extra dose if I have missed a dose?

A: You should not take an extra dose to compensate for the missed dose. Try not to miss a dose of Rifastop Tablet because it might cause antibiotic resistance.

Q: Can I take Rifastop Tablet if I am currently following a warfarin prescription?

A: Rifastop Tablet might alter the activity of warfarin. You should provide your doctor with the prescription details as changes may be made if required in the Rifastop Tablet dosage and prescription.

Q: Can I take Rifastop Tablet if I have severe liver disease?

A: People with severe liver disease should use Rifastop Tablet with caution. Inform your doctor about your liver condition and give your doctor a detailed medical history.

Q: I recently had antibiotic-induced diarrhoea. Can I still take Rifastop Tablet?

A: The therapeutic effects of Rifastop Tablet might change in people suffering from diarrhoea caused by antibiotics. Inform your doctor about your medical history.

Q: Can I take Rifastop Tablet if I am allergic to azithromycin?

A: Inform the doctor about your allergic reaction as Rifastop Tablet is contraindicated in people with allergic reactions to other antibiotic medications such as azithromycin.

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Last Updated on: 22 Mar 2021 | 04:32 PM (IST)
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