Rifagut 550mg Tablet ( Xifaxan – Rifaximin )

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Uses of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Rifagut 550 tablet is used for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy (a condition in which brain function gets impaired due to the damaged liver).
  • It is also used to treat infectious diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome associated with diarrhoea.

Contraindications of Rifagut 550 MG

  • If you are allergic to rifaximin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have symptoms of blockage in the bowel or constipation.

Side effects of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Stomach ache
  • Bloating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling of ankles, feet or fingers
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Headache
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Precautions and Warnings of Rifagut 550 MG


Can I take the Rifagut 550 tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the use of Rifagut 550 during pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use the same unless it is prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Rifagut 550 tablet while breastfeeding?
There is limited safety data available about the use of this medicine in breastfeeding mothers. Hence, it is very important to consult your doctor before using Rifagut 550 while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed the Rifagut 550 tablet?
Generally, Rifagut 550 tablet does not affect the driving ability of people. However, if you experience dizziness, do not drive.


Can I consume alcohol with the Rifagut 550 tablet?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol along with this medicine, you should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment for quick recovery.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience severe diarrhoea with blood or fever after Rifagut 550, stop the treatment immediately and consult the doctor.
  • You have been taking other antibiotics or any supplements.
  • You have severe liver disease. Caution is advised during the treatment.

Mode of Action of Rifagut 550 MG

How Does It Work?

Rifagut 550 tablet puts a stop to bacterial infection by inhibiting the growth process of bacterial cells. By doing so, the bacterial multiplication stops and the existing bacteria dies. As Rifagut 55…

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Directions for Use of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Rifagut 550 tablet is to be taken with a glass of water. This tablet is not supposed to be broken, crushed or chewed.
  • Do not change your dose unless your doctor tells you. Also, never stop this medicine on your own.
  • Complete the entire course of the medicine, do not stop this medicine halfway, even if you feel better.

Interactions of Rifagut 550 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Rifagut 550 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. Tell your doctor about all the medicines,…

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  • Especially, if you are taking other medicines like antibiotics (azithromycin, erythromycin), anti-epileptic medicines, medicines used for heart-related disorders, immunosuppressants like cyclosporin, …

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  • Rifagut 550 tablet might also interact with some vaccines like BCG and the cholera vaccine.

Interactions with food items

  • The interaction of the Rifagut 550 tablet is established with grapefruit and its juice. So, the consumption of both of them should be avoided.

Storage and disposal of Rifagut 550 MG

  • Keep the medicine away from direct light, moisture and heat in a closed container.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • Discard outdated medicines and ask your doctor about how to dispose of the medicines.

Dosage of Rifagut 550 MG


If you think you have taken too much of Rifagut 550 and experience any kind of unwanted symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

In case if a dose has been missed, it is supposed to be taken as soon as you recall it. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.


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