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Rifabac550mg

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Generic: Rifaximin
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rifabac. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rifabac may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rifabac is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
DrivingDriving
SAFE
Rifabac does not usually affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rifabac is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifabac may not be needed in th... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Rifabac should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifabac may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Rifabac is an antibiotic that treats hepatic encephalopathy, a condition in which the liver fails to remove harmful toxins from the blood, leading to br... View More

Uses of Rifabac

  • Hepatic encephalopathy

Side effects of Rifabac

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

How to use Rifabac

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rifabac may be taken with ... View More

How Rifabac works

Rifabac is an antibiotic. It works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the digestive tract. This treats your infection and relieves symptoms of... View More

What if you forget to take Rifabac?

If you miss a dose of Rifabac, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Rifabac reduces the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients with liver disease.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Rifabac and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifabac.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Traveler's diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome

Administration

May take with or without food

Adult Dose

Traveler's Diarrhea 200 mg PO q8hr for 3 days Hepatic Encephalopathy Maintenance of remission 550 mg PO q12hr Irritable Bowel Syndrome Indicat... View More

Child Dose

Traveler's Diarrhea <12 years: Safety and efficacy not established >12 years: 200 mg PO q8hr for 3 days, with or without food

Contraindication

Contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to Rifaximin or to any of the rifamycin antimicrobial agents, or any components of this product.

Mode of Action

Antimicrobial action is a result of binding to the beta-subunit of bacterial DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, resulting in inhibition of transcription. He... View More

Precaution

Rifaximin is not found to be effective in patients with diarrhea complicated by fever and/or blood in the stools. Rifaximin therapy should be discontinu... View More

Side Effect

>10% Flatulence (11%) 1-10% Headache (10%),Rectal tenesmus (7%),Abdominal pain (7%),Defecation urgency (6%),Nausea (5%),Constipation (4%),Pyrexia (... View More

Interaction

Although in vitro studies demonstrated the potential of rifaximin to interact with cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4), a clinical drug-drug interaction study demo... View More

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