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Rifaximin 200mg Tablet




Medicine Detail


Brand Name: Torfix
Contents: Rifaximin 200mg Tablet
Form: Tablet
Manufactured By: Torrent
Packing: Price Per Tablet


  TORFIX 200mg TABLET


Torfix by Torrent is an antibiotic that works by killing bacteria and preventing their growth.

MEDICINE USES :


Rifaximin medication is used to treat diarrhea caused by the common bacteria known as E. coli ("traveler's diarrhea"). It should not be used if you have a fever or bloody diarrhea. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It is also used to prevent a brain problem caused by liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).

TORRENT RIFAXIMIN 200mg COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :


Dizziness; gas; headache; nausea; tiredness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty swallowing or breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; flushing; unusual hoarseness); bloody stools; fever; severe diarrhea; severe or persistent tiredness or weakness; shortness of breath; stomach pain or cramping; swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or stomach.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for TORFIX RIFAXIMIN TABLETS :


    Torfix may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use this medication with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
    Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious and sometimes fatal form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
    Long-term or repeated use of Torfix may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
    Be sure to use Torfix for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make infection harder to treat in the future.
    Use Rifaximin with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
    PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Rifaximin while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.

This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.

MEDICATION STORAGE REQUIREMENTS :


Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).

DRUG INTERACTIONS :


Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    Cyclosporine because it may increase the risk of Rifaximin's side effects

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.


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