Rifaximin

9 tablets

£40.00

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Description

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Side Effects

Q & A

Acute diarrhea starts suddenly and lasts for about a few days. Infection by many bacteria, viruses, or germs can cause diarrhea. Infected food and water can be causes of diarrhea. While travelling, our body is at high-risk to get infected. The main concern of the infection is dehydration (lack of fluid in the body). Symptoms start with vomiting and loose stools, more times than normal. Take special care of food and water while travelling. This will help avoid diarrhea.


Rifaximin 200 mg is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial infections such as traveller’s diarrhea. Rifaximin kills the bacteria that causes the infection. Your doctor may prescribe you a dose of Rifaximin when you travel. This medicine works within the gastrointestinal system. Rifaximin is not advisable for children less than 18 years of age.


Download Rifaximin patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Take 1 tablet (200mg) every eight hours, for 3 days, or as prescribed by the doctor
  • If your symptoms still persist, see your doctor
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat light means
  • This medicine can be taken with or without food


  • Feeling sick
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Reddish colour of the urine


Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor.


  • Swollen throat
  • Abnormal blood test results
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression
  • Severe headache
  • Double vision
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Muscle cramps
  • Frequent urination


These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.



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Is there any drug that can be taken to prevent traveller’s diarrhoea?

Taking an antibiotic medicine in order to prevent a bout of traveller’s diarrhoea is in no way recommended. Doing so, which can be referred to as antimicrobial prophylaxis, will increase the risk of unpleasant reactions and has the potential to increase resistance to the organism.


Should I take anti-diarrhoea pills?

It’s advised that you take anti-diarrhoea pills with you as a precaution when travelling abroad. However, such medication should only be taken as a last resort. We stock Loperamide, also known as Imodium, which will halt the action of your bowels when taken. It can be extremely effective in the short term but may trap harmful bacteria in the intestines which will only cause further complications later on.


If I avoid eating street food, can I avoid TD?

Not necessarily. Food that is prepared in restaurants or hotels still has the potential to cause traveller’s diarrhoea. Street food can often be unfairly held accountable for a lot of cases. Simply avoiding street food will not eliminate your chances of getting TD.


What are natural ways in which I can treat TD?

Firstly, we recommend that you eat bananas to keep your stomach in check as they are a great way to calm a bad stomach when in a foreign land. Secondly, yoghurts and yoghurt drinks are ideal to consume as they’ll contain probiotics which will benefit you greatly. Lastly, stick to a starchy diet of white rice, noodles, etc. This depends on where you are visiting, of course.



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