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Dirifa 550mg Tablet 10’s

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Rifaximin 550mg –
  • DIRIFA 550MG is used in adults with liver disease to reduce the recurrence of episodes of overt hepatic encephalopathy
  • It can either be used alone or more commonly together with medicines containing lactulose (a laxative)
  • Used to treat travellers diarrhea in adults when the diarrhea is not accompanied by fever or blood in the stools, or 8 or more unformed (soft or liquid) stools in the last 24 hours
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INTRODUCTION

Dirifa 550 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. Symptoms include agitation, confusion, muscle problems, difficulty in speaking and sometimes, coma.

Dirifa 550 Tablet is also used to treat infectious diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults and children. 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.

Some people may develop side effects like vomiting, headache, dizziness, and nausea. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or will not go away. Your urine may become reddish in color due to this medicine. But, it is normal and harmless.

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.

USES OF DIRIFA TABLET

  • Hepatic encephalopathy

BENEFITS OF DIRIFA TABLET

In 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. Sibofix 550 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.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DIRIFA TABLET

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 DIRIFA

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

HOW TO USE DIRIFA 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. DIRIFA 550 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW DIRIFA TABLET WORKS

DIRIFA 550 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.

SAFETY ADVICE

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with DIRIFA 550 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
DIRIFA 550 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.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
DIRIFA 550 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
DIRIFA 550 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
DIRIFA 550 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of DIRIFA 550 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
DIRIFA 550 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of DIRIFA 550 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DIRIFA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of DIRIFA 550 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.

Disclaimer

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional and any information contained on or in any product label or packaging and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or nutritional supplement program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem

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