RIFAKEM 200 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_AB_OU_1667 Category:

Generic : Rifaximin (200mg)

Treatment : Infectious Diarrhea

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$3.31

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Rifakem 200 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat infectious diarrhea. It works by killing and stopping the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines. This way it helps to get rid of the bad bacteria causing the infection, which in turn reduces the diarrhea.

Rifakem 200 Tablet 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 RIFAKEM TABLET

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. Rifakem 200 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 RIFAKEM 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. Rifakem 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
 

HOW RIFAKEM TABLET WORKS

Rifakem 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. Rifakem 200 Tablet inhibits the bacteria’s ability to make proteins and stops the growth of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhea.
 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rifakem 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rifakem 200 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.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rifakem 200 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Rifakem 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rifakem 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rifakem 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Rifakem 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rifakem 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • WARFARIN

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RIFAKEM TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Rifakem 200 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.

SIDE EFFECTS

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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 Rifakem

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Tenesmus (increased urge to pass stools)

FAQ's

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Q. For how long should you take Rifakem 200 Tablet?

The duration for which you may need to take Rifakem 200 Tablet will depend upon the disease being treated. If it is prescribed for treatment of traveler’s diarrhea, it is usually given for 3 days. When given for irritable bowel syndrome, it is usually given for 14 days.

Q. Can Rifakem 200 Tablet cure IBS?

Taking Rifakem 200 Tablet can help improve the symptoms and delay the recurrence of the disease. However, it is not sure whether it will cure the disease completely or not. It has been shown that Rifakem 200 Tablet can help improve the symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and discomfort. Consult your doctor for exact details on the treatment of IBS.

Q. How long does Rifakem 200 Tablet take to work for IBS?

Rifakem 200 Tablet usually starts acting within 24 to 48 hours. The symptoms like diarrhea improve gradually after you start taking this medication. Usually, taking Rifakem 200 Tablet for 2 weeks relieves the symptoms of IBS. Moreover, it has also been seen that this 2-week course of Rifakem 200 Tablet provides relief for up to 10 weeks even after stopping the medication.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

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.

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