Rifwon-400 Tablets
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Rifaximin Tablets 400 mg is used to treat hepatic encephalopathy and traveler’s diarrhea. Hepatic encephalopathy is a condition where the liver is unable to get rid of the harmful toxins in the body which can cause brain damage. It also treats irritable bowel syndrome (causes pain, diarrhea, constipation and bloating in the stomach). It works by stopping bacterial growth in the infected area.

How to Use Rifaximin Tablets 400mg 

Take these tablets as advised by your physician. Swallow the tablet as a whole without damaging the drug (breaking, crushing or chewing it). Taking it the same time every day will ensure that you remember it. Do not overuse Rifaximin Tablets 400mg or they may cause fatal side effects.
The dosage and duration will be told to you by the doctor after examining your symptoms and body’ response to the medicine. Stopping the use of medicine earlier than prescribed may cause the infection to come back and make the curing process harder.
People suffering from diarrhea should take this medicine three times a day for around 3 days. To cure irritable bowel syndrome along with diarrhea, take this medicine before or after food thrice a day for 14-15 days.

Safety Guidelines

There are some contraindications related to the use of Rifaximin Tablets 400mg. these may not be applicable to everyone but in certain cases where they are necessary. Go through them carefully to avoid any medical conditions afterward.

  1. Any allergies to any other antibiotics (rifampin or rifabutin) must be told to the doctor. This medicine may include inactive components which can trigger serious allergic reactions. Check the information pamphlet for any such allergic components.
  2. Rifaximin Tablets 400mg may interfere with the action of some bacterial vaccines like that of typhoid. Inform your healthcare professional about the use of these tablets before any vaccination.
  3. People suffering from kidney or liver impairment, cardiac ailments, blood vessels disorder, intestinal or abdominal bleeding, hypertension, and diabetes must consult their doctor before initiating its use.
  4. Do not give this medicine to anyone else without a proper prescription. It may cause adverse effects if given unnecessarily.
  5. The dose and duration of Rifaximin Tablets 400mg must be decided by the doctor in children. It may be defined according to body weight, age and severity of diarrhea.
  6. In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember but not close to the next dosage (at least a gap of 6 hours).
  7. Alteration in dosage may be needed if you get pregnant during the treatment. Consult your doctor for further information.
  8. Keep away from children and direct sunlight.


Undesirable Effects of Rifaximin Tablets 400mg

 There are negligible side effects of Rifaximin Tablets 400mg in most cases. But they may be witnessed in other cases. A maximum of them are self-treated as soon the treatment is complete whereas others can cause pain and discomfort. Below given are some commonly occurring side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Peripheral edema
  • Fatigue and tiredness

A severe skin allergy is rarely associated with the use of this medicine. Contact your doctor promptly if you notice a rash, swelling of arms and feet, and extreme tiredness or fainting.

Widely Answered Queries

Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding Rifaximin Tablets 400mg

Question: Can this medication be used to treat constipation?
No this medicine is used to treat hepatic encephalopathy and traveler’s diarrhea.

Question: Does this medicine cause side effects?
Some common side effects related to the use of Rifaximin Tablets 400mg are bloating, nausea, vomiting and headache.

Question: Is the use of Rifaximin Tablets 400mg restricted in pregnancy and in breastfeeding?
This medication must be taken precautious in pregnancy and breastfeeding with a proper doctor’s prescription.