What is Rcifax (Rifaximin) used for?
Rcifax (Rifaximin) is an oral antibiotic commonly used to treat traveller`s diarrhoea caused by E.coli bacteria. The medication destroys or slows the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Rcifax (Rifaximin)?
Rcifax (Rifaximin) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results. One tablet is normally taken three times each day for a cycle of medicine lasting three days, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These tablets should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Avoid changing the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Do not stop taking the medicine before completing the medication cycle as the infection may not be gone and can return.
What are the side effects of Rcifax (Rifaximin)?
Rcifax (Rifaximin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction including rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Rcifax (Rifaximin) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under eighteen years old, allergic to rifamycin antibiotics, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, who have bloody diarrhoea, or have experienced eight or more liquid bowel movements within the last twenty-four hours. You are also recommended to inform your doctor about any chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Rcifax (Rifaximin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Rcifax (Rifaximin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.