Rcifax (Rifaximin) defines an antibiotic widely used to treat bacterial infections in the intestines that are responsible for a number of forms of diarrhea with the most common one being traveler’s diarrhea. The mechanism used by Rcifax is simple in that it inhibits further development and spread of bacteria in the patient’s intestines. This medication is strongly not recommended for use by patients suffering from influenza or bloody diarrhea.
How to use Rcifax
Rcifax is available as tablets that should be taken orally. It should be swallowed with a glass of water after every 8 hours for three consecutive days. Self-prescription of the drug is greatly discouraged, and patients should only use this medication once they have been approved and prescribed for by their physicians. If there is no improvement in your symptoms and are through with your dosage, you should not continue with another dosage. Instead, you should consult your physician who will assess you and how you responded to the treatment and prescribed for you an alternative medication or a new prescription depending on how they judge your status. Missed doses of the medicine should always be taken as soon as you remember and continue with the 8hours gap from there.
Every Rcifax tablet contains 200mg of rifaximin which is the active ingredient in this medication. Rifaxinin can only be used to treat bacteria normally ingested together with contaminated food or water. A good example of a bacterium that Rcifax treats is E.Coli, which is grouped as non-invasive bacteria. For an adult, a full dosage will consist of an average of 1800mg of three days. This is a daily intake of 600mg equally divided within 24 hours, and this means a tablet every 8 hours continuously for three days. This however is not the ultimate Prescription guide for the medicine, and patients are advised to consult their physicians for their prescriptions. In instances where the initial dosage does not achieve the desired results, your physician may decide to increase the dosage or combine the medicine with other alternatives for the treatment. However, your physician decides, you are advised to adhere strictly.
Rcifax Side Effects
Whenever you experience any side effect when using Rcifax (Rifaximin), regardless of how mild or severe they might be. Some common side effects you are likely to experience when using Rcifax include chest pains, hives, limb swelling, tight chest, hives and skin rashes, difficulties in breathing and swallowing.
Mild side effects that come as a result of using Rcifax (Rifaximin) include headaches, vomiting, and dizziness. If any of these side effects get worse or are prolonged, do not hesitate to contact your physician immediately.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your physician before starting on the drug. Although not known to affect one’s ability to drive or operate machinery, use of Rcifax (Rifaximin) may cause dizziness which poses a risk to individuals under medication in performing those activities. Patients allergic to the medicine or having known allergic reactions to other medications should not use until after examined by a physician and prescribed a dosage. The same applies for:
Persons experiencing blood in their stools
Persons using other medications that will have an interaction with Rcifax
Persons suffering from liver or kidney-related diseases.