POM: Prescription only medicine
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Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original can be viewed in PDF format using the link above.
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XIFAXANTA 200 mg Film-coated Tablets
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
XIFAXANTA ® 200 mg film-coated tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets
3. How to take Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT XIFAXANTA 200 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
XIFAXANTA 200 mg film-coated tablets contain the active substance Rifaximin, an intestinal antibiotic used to treat:
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 3 days
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE XIFAXANTA 200 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Do not take Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets
Warning and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Xifaxanta 200mg film coated tablets and take special care;
if your symptoms get worse during treatment stop taking Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets and consult a doctor.
Other medicines and Xifaxanta 200mg film coated tablets
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking , have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Please tell your doctor if you are taking ciclosporin (a medicine to suppress the body’s immune system), warfarin (medicine to prevent blood clotting) or oral contraceptives (medicines to prevent pregnancy).
If you are using activated charcoal (for example to treat wind or diarrhoea) please take Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets at least 2 hours after taking charcoal.
Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets with food and drink
Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets can be taken with or without food. Orally with a glass of water.
Taking this medicine may cause a reddish discolouration of your urine
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets are not recommended during pregnancy or in fertile women not using contraception.
Inform your doctor
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets are unlikely to affect your reactions when driving or using machines. If you feel dizzy or drowsy you should not drive or operate machinery
3. HOW TO TAKE XIFAXANTA 200 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Always take Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Do not break or crush the tablets.
If you take more Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets than you should
If you take more than the recommended number of tablets, please contact a doctor.
If you forget to take Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets
If you stop taking Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets
If you do not complete the three days of treatment recommended, your symptoms may worsen.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you have any of the following side effects stop taking Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets and seek urgent medical advice immediately. These may be symptoms of a severe allergic reaction:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
The following side effects have been reported, however their frequency cannot be estimated from the available data:
Treatment with any antibiotic may cause Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE XIFAXANTA 200 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets do not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets contain
What Xifaxanta 200 mg film-coated tablets look like and contents of the pack
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
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This leaflet was last revised in July 2018
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