Ciboz 550 MG Tablet 10
Rifaximin is mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by bacterial infections. It treats only bacterial infections. Rifaximin is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. On special conditions it also used to treat hepatic encephalopathy.
Mode of drug action :
Rifaximin is known as a broad-spectrum antibiotic which means it kills a wide range of infection causing bacteria. Rifaximin blocks the activity of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase (bacterial enzyme) essential for important life processes in the bacteria, thereby killing them.
What are the common side effects?
Rifaximin side effects include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, hemolytic anemia, abnormal liver function tests, jaundice, acute renal failure, irritation of ear, allergic skin rash, reduced blood platelets, fever, drowsiness, and headache.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Inform the doctor about all the current medication before taking Ciboz tablets as rifaximin in Ciboz interacts with many drugs and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment or aggravate the side effects.
• Patients wearing contact lenses should consult the doctor before taking Ciboz as it may permanently stain the contact lenses.
• Taking Ciboz may produce a brownish-red coloration of the urine, sputum sweat, and tears.
• Patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding or above 65 years should consult the doctor before taking tablet Ciboz.
• Patients who are on oral contraceptive medications for birth control should use other means of contraceptives while on Ciboz medication as it may lead to failure of therapy.
• If you take Ciboz irregularly or if daily administration is resumed after a drug-free interval, you may experience ‘flu syndrome’.
• Ciboz drug should be preferably taken in the morning before breakfast. Taking Ciboz tab with food is known to delay its absorption thereby, reducing its effectiveness.
What else should I know?
1. Is rifaximin similar to penicillin medications? No. The structure and mechanism of action of rifaximin is different from that of penicillin.
2. Is rifaximin used to treat nasal infections? Yes. rifaximin kills the bacteria in the nose and throat thereby treating the nasal infections.
3. What happens if I take rifaximin irregularly? You may experience episodes of fever, chills, dizziness, headache, and bone pain which is commonly known as flu syndrome.
4. Does rifaximin interact with oral contraceptives? Yes, it may interact and reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.
5. I have taken rifaximin without knowing that I am pregnant, does it harm the fetus? Yes. Rifaximin is unsafe during pregnancy and may harm the fetus. Consult your doctor immediately.