What is Rcifax (Rifaximin) used for?
Rcifax (Rifaximin) is an oral antibiotic prescribed to treat traveler's diarrhea caused by bacteria. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria in the intestines making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed.
How should I use Rcifax (Rifaximin)?
Rcifax (Rifaximin) is normally taken three times each day at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting three days. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Do not stop using the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Rcifax (Rifaximin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Rcifax (Rifamixin) include:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any serious side effects such as diarrhea that is watery or bloody or any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further problems from occurring.
Rcifax (Rifaximin) should not be used by patients who are under eighteen years old, allergic to rifamycin antibiotics, who have experienced eight or more liquid movements within the last twenty-four hours, or diarrhea that is bloody or watery. You are also suggested to inform your physician about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause problems during treatment to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Rcifax (Rifaximin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.