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Rifaximin Tablets (Rifagut) – Product Information
Rifaximin is used to treat bacterial infection in the intestines. It has to be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Rifaximin is an antibiotic that works differently from other antibiotics because it passes through your stomach and into your intestines without being absorbed into your blood stream. Because rifaximin treats only the intestinal tract, it will not treat infections of other parts of the body. Rifagut tablets, manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. are available in strengths of 200 mg and 400 mg. The 550mg strength of Rifaximin tablets is available as Sibofix and is manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.
Name of Drug
Rifaximin Tablets: We supply Rifagut. Rifagut contains Rifaximin.
Manufacturer Of Rifagut Tablets
Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Manufacturer Of Sibofix Tablets
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Rifagut Tablets
The active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Rifagut Tablets is Rifaximin.
Uses of Rifaximin Tablets
Rifaximin is a semisynthetic, rifamycin-based non-systemic antibiotic, meaning that very little of the drug will pass the gastrointestinal wall into the circulation as is common for other types of orally administered antibiotics. Rifaximin is also used to lower the risk of worsened brain function, or hepatic encephalopathy (he-PAT-ik en-SEF-a-LOP-ath-ee), in adults with liver failure. Brain function can be affected when the liver stops working and cannot remove toxic substances from the body.
Rifagut Tablets (Rifaximin) - Limitations of Use
Rifagut Tablets should not be administered to patients with diarrhea complicated by fever or blood in the stool or diarrhea due to pathogens other than Escherichia coli.
Rifaximin Tablets (Rifagut) – Dosage
Please consult your doctor before you begin with the treatment. Rifaximin Tablets can be administered orally, with or without food Usual Adult Dose for Traveler's Diarrhea:
The recommended dose of Rifagut Tablets is one 200 mg tablet taken orally three times a day for 3 days.Usual Adult Dose for Hepatic Encephalopathy:
The recommended dose is 550 mg orally twice a dayUsual Pediatric Dose for Traveler's Diarrhea
12 years or older: Rifagut 200 mg tablets to be administered orally 3 times a day for 3 days
Drug Class and Mechanism
Rifaximin is an antibacterial drug. Rifaximin interferes with transcription by binding to the β-subunit of bacterial RNA polymerase. This results in the blockage of the translocation step that normally follows the formation of the first phosphodiester bond, which occurs in the transcription process
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take the missed dose additionally.
Storage Instructions For Rifaximin Tablets
Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted.
Warnings and Precautions When Using Rifaximin Tablets
Before using Rifagut Tablets please inform your doctor all the medicines that you take including no prescription medications, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies. You have also to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are a hypersensitivity to Rifaximin or to other rifamycins (rifampin, rifabutin) as this medicine is contraindicated in such patients; or if you have any other allergies. This product is also contraindicated in patients that have an allergy to inactive ingredients present in the medication. Rifagut should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Rifagut Tablets are not effective in diarrhea complicated by fever and/or blood in the stool or diarrhea due to pathogens other than E. coli. If diarrhea symptoms get worse or persist for more than 24-48 hours, discontinue Rifagut Tablets (Rifaximin) and consider alternative treatments. Rifaximin Tablets has to be used with caution in patients with severe (Child-Pugh C) hepatic impairment.
Side Effects of Rifaximin Tablets
The possible side effects of Rifaximin Tablets are given below:
- bloating, gas, stomach pain;
- fatigue, ascites
- defecation urgency and nausea
- feeling like you need to empty your bowel urgently;
- feeling like your bowel is not completely empty;
- nausea, vomiting, constipation;
- headache, dizziness;
- tired feeling; or
- swelling in your hands, feet, or torso.
Please contact a doctor if you have any signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Rifaximin if you have a fever or diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
Buy Rifagut 400 mg and 200 mg (Rifaximin Tablets) Online
You can buy Cheap Rifagut Tablets online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in pills of 400 mg and 200 mg. The 200 mg tablets are priced at only $1.05 per unit if you place an order for 180 tablets whereas the 400 mg tablets are priced at $1.77 per unit for the same quantity.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Friday, 06. April 2012.
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