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Rifaximax 550mg Tablet

Rifaximax 550mg Tablet

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Rifaximax 550 MG Description

Rifaximax 550mg tablets contain rifaximin. Rifaximin is a semi-synthetic derivative of rifampin which acts as an anti-bacterial agent. It is used to treat infectious diarrhoea and irritable bowel syn

drome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) in adults. However, this tablet not recommended in diarrhoea which occurs due to agents other than Escherichia coli. or is complicated by fever or bloody stools. Rifaximax tablet is also used to reduce the risk of hepatic encephalopathy recurrence in individuals. The dosage and duration of consuming Rifaximax 550 mg tablets varies depending on the disease condition.


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Offer Price₹377.06
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ContainsRifaximin(550.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of travellers' diarrhoea, hepatic encephalopathy, irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D)
Side effectsHeadache, peripheral oedema, nausea, dizziness, ascites
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Uses of Rifaximax 550 MG

  • Travellers’ diarrhoea
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D)

Contraindications of Rifaximax 550 MG

  • Allergy to rifaximin or any other ingredients of Rifaximin tablets.

Side effects of Rifaximax 550 MG

  • Headache
  • Peripheral oedema
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Ascites

Precautions and Warnings of Rifaximax 550 MG



Can I take Rifaximax 550mg tablets during pregnancy?
Rifaximax 550 mg tablets are not recommended if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Rifaximax 550mg tablets while breastfeeding?
Do not use Rifaximax tablets while breastfeeding because is unclear whether rifaximin can be passed on to your baby via breast milk.


Can I drive if I have taken Rifaximax 550mg tablets?
Rifaximax tablets does not impair driving abilities, however, it can produce dizziness in some patients. Therefore, do not drive if you feel dizzy.


Can I consume alcohol with Rifaximax 550mg tablets?
It is unknown whether drinking alcohol while taking Rifaximax 550mg tablet is safe. Please seek medical advice.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from travellers' diarrhoea not caused by E. coli
  • You suffer from Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea
  • You have liver problems

Mode of Action of Rifaximax 550 MG

How Does It Work?

Rifaximax 550 mg tablets works by preventing the bacterial growth. After entering the body, rifaximin converts to its active component called rifampin. Rifampin binds to an enzyme that helps in bacter...
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Directions for Use of Rifaximax 550 MG

  • Take Rifaximax tablets as per your doctor's instructions
  • Take the tablet all at once with or without food
  • Do not chew, crush, or break the tablet
  • Take the tablet at same time everyday

Interactions of Rifaximax 550 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Prothrombin time and INR needs to be continuously monitored while concomitant use of warfarin with Rifaximax tablets. You may need to dose adjustment for warfarin dose for maintaining INR within its t...
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Storage and disposal of Rifaximax 550 MG

  • Store Rifaximax tablets between 20-25 degree Celsius
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets
  • Do not use Rifaximax tablets after its expiry date
  • Medicines should not be flushed down the toilet or thrown away in the trash. Inquire with your pharmacist about how to get rid of medicines that are no longer needed. These steps will aid in environme...
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Dosage of Rifaximax 550 MG


Contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately, in case of overdose.

Missed a Dose

Take the missing dose as soon as you recall, then go back to your regular schedule for the next dose. Do not take two doses.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What must I inform my doctor before taking Rifaximax tablets?

A: Before using Rifaximax tablets, you must inform your doctor your medical history, especially if you had liver disease. You must describe the nature of the diarrhoea, including other information like fever, bloody stools, or current use of antibiotics for another ailment. Also inform about prescription, herbal, or nutritional medicines you're currently using.

Q: For how long should you take Rifaximax Tablet?

  • The duration you'll need to use Rifaximax Tablet is determined by the disease you're treating. It is normally administered for three days if it is prescribed for the treatment of traveller's diarrhoea...
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Q: Can Rifaximax 550 Tablet completely cure IBS?

A: Rifaximax 550 Tablet can help relieve symptoms and delay the disease's recurrence. However, it is unclear whether it will totally heal the condition. Rifaximax 550 Tablet has been demonstrated to aid with symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and discomfort. For further information on IBS treatment, go to your doctor.
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