Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rifacol. Please consult your doctor.
Rifacol 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
Rifacol is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Rifacol does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Rifacol is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifacol may not be needed in th... View More
Rifacol should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifacol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Rifacol 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 Rifacol
- Hepatic encephalopathy
Side effects of Rifacol
How to use Rifacol
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. Rifacol may be taken with ... View More
How Rifacol works
Rifacol 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 Rifacol?
If you miss a dose of Rifacol, 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
- Rifacol 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 Rifacol and inform your doctor if you have severe diarrhea during or after using Rifacol.
- Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better.
Traveler's diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome
May take with or without food
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
Traveler's Diarrhea <12 years: Safety and efficacy not established >12 years: 200 mg PO q8hr for 3 days, with or without food
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
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
>10% Flatulence (11%) 1-10% Headache (10%),Rectal tenesmus (7%),Abdominal pain (7%),Defecation urgency (6%),Nausea (5%),Constipation (4%),Pyrexia (... View More
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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