What is Torfix (Rifaximin) used for?
Torfix (Rifaximin) is prescribed as a treatment for diarrhea caused by bacteria (traveler's diarrhea). However, it should not be used for diarrhea caused by a fever. When taken, this drug remains in the digestive system, and will not be absorbed into the blood. This medication may also be used to reduce the risk of impaired brain function (hepatic encephalopathy).
How should I use Torfix (Rifaximin)?
Torfix (Rifaximin) comes in the form of tablets. The dosage required depends on the condition being treated, and patients should consult their physician so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Some patients treating traveler's diarrhea may be told to take it 3 times per day for a period of 3 days. If you are taking this medication to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, you may be told to take it twice pear day. Follow all instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Torfix (Rifaximin)?
Side effects of Torfix (Rifaximin) include:
Consult your physician if you notice any other more serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Torfix (Rifaximin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.