Faxicad 550 Tablet

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Faxicad 550 Tablet Information

Faxicad 550 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. The alternative uses of Faxicad 550 Tablet have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Faxicad 550 Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Faxicad 550 Tablet include Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. Some other side effects of Faxicad 550 Tablet have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Faxicad 550 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Faxicad 550 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Faxicad 550 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Faxicad 550 Tablet related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Faxicad 550 Tablet contraindications section.

Additionally, Faxicad 550 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Faxicad 550 Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Faxicad 550 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Faxicad 550 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Faxicad 550 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Faxicad 550 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Faxicad 550 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Faxicad shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Faxicad 550 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Faxicad may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Faxicad should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Faxicad 550 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Faxicad is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Faxicad 550 Tablet on the Liver?


    Faxicad is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Faxicad 550 Tablet on the Heart?


    You can take Faxicad without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Faxicad 550 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Faxicad 550 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Faxicad 550 Tablet

  • Is this Faxicad 550 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Faxicad 550 Tablet is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Faxicad 550 Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Faxicad 550 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Faxicad 550 Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Faxicad 550 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Faxicad 550 Tablet


    Taking Faxicad 550 Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Faxicad 550 Tablet


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Faxicad 550 Tablet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Faxicad 550 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Faxicad on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Discontinuing Faxicad on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Faxicad?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Faxicad can be taken 2 -3 times a day by mouth or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food as the presence of food does not affect the absorption of this drug. Precautions must be taken in patients with improper liver function.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Faxicad helpful in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Faxicad is used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). It has been found very effective for IBS-D. Faxicad is given three times a day up to 14 days in patients of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Faxicad with amoxicillin?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Faxicad can be taken with amoxicillin. No clinically significant drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug along with amoxicillin then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Faxicad?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Usually, Faxicad is given for short-term treatment 2 -14 days which might vary depending on the patient's medical condition. Take Faxicad as directed by your doctor to ensure complete eradication of infection. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed duration to avoid bacterial resistance.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xifaxan® (rifaximin)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 681-683

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1096-1097

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