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See Available Brands of Rifaximin in India

Rifaximin, an antibiotic, is prescribed for the treatment of traveller’s diarrhoea due to Escherichia coli infections in adults and pediatric patients, 12 years and over. Unlike other antimicrobials, Rifaximin is not absorbed into the systemic circulation, and it acts specifically in the GIT. Rifaximin should not be used for the treatment of other infections. Rifaximin is also prescribed for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, hepatic failure and to delay worsening of brain functions.


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Rifaximin Indications / Rifaximin Uses

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Rifaximin Adverse Reactions / Rifaximin Side Effects

Rifaximin can cause fatigue, headache, dizziness, flatulence, abdominal pain, GI disturbances with edema in the lower extremities.


Rifaximin is contraindicated in patients with watery or bloody diarrhoea, severe hepatic diseases, diarrhoea with underlying pyrexia.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

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For Traveller’s Diarrhoea (Adults):
Consider oral administration of 200 mg, thrice a day, for three days

For Hepatic Encephalopathy (Adults):
Consider oral administration of 500 mg, twice a day, for three days

For Traveller’s Diarrhoea (Pediatric):
For children 12 years and over, Consider oral administration of 200 mg, thrice a day, for three days


Rifaximin can be taken before or after food intake

List of Contraindications

Rifaximin and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Rasagiline treatment.

Rifaximin and Lactation

It is not known whether Rasagiline can pass through the breast milk or not. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while taking Rasagiline.

Rifaximin and Children

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Rifaximin and Geriatic

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Rifaximin and Other Contraindications

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Store at 20-25°C.

Lab interference

Store at 20-25°C.

Rifaximin brands in India:

Rcifax Refatime Rfx Rifagut Rixmin Sibofix Torfix

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