Rcifax 400 Tablet is an antibiotic that treats hepatic encephalopathy, a condition in which the liver fails to remove harmful toxins from the blood, leading to brain damage. It is also used to treat infectious diarrhea. It works by killing and stopping the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines.
This medicine can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. It should be used in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any liver, kidney or heart problems or if you are allergic to any medicine.
BENEFITS OF RCIFAX TABLET
In Treatment of Hepatic encephalopathy
Hepatic encephalopathy is a severe liver disease that can cause changes in brain function leading to confusion, tremors (shaking), sleep problems and loss of consciousness. Symptoms include agitation, confusion, muscle problems, difficulty in speaking, and sometimes, coma. Rcifax 400 Tablet lowers the levels of ammonia-producing bacteria in the blood which has harmful effects on the brain. If taken as prescribed, this medicine can improve your brain function and reduce symptoms associated with hepatic encephalopathy.
In Treatment of Infectious diarrhea
Infectious diarrhea is a condition characterized by the sudden onset of loose or watery stools caused by harmful microorganisms in the digestive system. Rcifax 400 Tablet helps treat infectious diarrhea by targeting and stopping the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines. This medicine interferes with the bacteria’s ability to make important proteins they need to survive and multiply. This helps to get rid of the bad bacteria causing the infection, which in turn reduces the diarrhea and helps you feel better.
HOW TO USE RCIFAX TABLET
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. Rcifax 400 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW RCIFAX TABLET WORKS
Rcifax 400 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the ammonia-producing bacteria in the digestive tract. This treats your infection and relieves symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy (agitation, confusion, muscle problems). This also helps reduce the recurrence of episodes of hepatic encephalopathy.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rcifax 400 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rcifax 400 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rcifax 400 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Rcifax 400 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rcifax 400 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rcifax 400 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Rcifax 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rcifax 400 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RCIFAX TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Rcifax 400 Tablet, 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 regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Rcifax
- Peripheral edema
- Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)
- Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
Q. Should I take Rcifax 400 Tablet with food?
Yes, Rcifax 400 Tablet can be taken orally with or without food with a glass of water. Take it as prescribed by your doctor for the exact period of time.
Q. What does Rcifax 400 Tablet do for the liver?
In liver disease, there is an increased growth of bacteria in the intestine which increases the load of toxins travelling through the body. This further increases the possibility of toxins reaching the brain which can cause abnormal brain function. Rcifax 400 Tablet slows down the growth of bacteria in the gut, decreasing the symptoms in cases of liver disease.
Q. Can Rcifax 400 Tablet cause weight gain?
Usually Rcifax 400 Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, in case you feel there is an increase in weight, you should consult your doctor to determine the reason of weight gain.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.