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Xifaxanta (Rifaximin) 200mg Tablets

Xifaxanta (Rifaximin) 200mg Tablets

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Buy Xifaxanta 200mg tablets today, subject to our online consultation, to treat travellers’ diarrhoea and sickness. Xifaxanta is an antibiotics treatment that can be used in all countries where travellers’ diarrhoea is common including areas of Asia, Africa and South America. Order your tablets online the hassle-free way from The Independent Pharmacy, for professional and fast medical advice anywhere in the UK.

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Description

What is Xifaxanta and what is it used for?

Xifaxanta is an antibiotic tablet used to treat travellers’ diarrhoea. The active ingredient is an antibiotic called rifaximin. Travellers’ diarrhoea comes as a result of bacterial infection and is common in countries in places such as South and South-East Asia, Africa and South America. The way Xifaxanta works is by interfering with the bacteria’s cell structure and preventing it from reproducing.

Xifaxanta tablets can be taken by adults over the age of 18 years and require a prescription. They are taken over the course of three days. Xifaxanta is manufactured by Norgine and is available in 200mg tablets.

What is travellers’ diarrhoea?

Travellers’ diarrhoea occurs after consuming contaminated food or drinking contaminated water, usually in a foreign country. It is most often caused by a bacterial infection, though in some cases, it is caused by a virus or parasite. Apart from diarrhoea, symptoms include;

  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • loss of appetite
  • headache

These symptoms may not appear until after you have returned home. Traveller’s diarrhoea affects between 30% and 50% of all people who visit tropical destinations.

There are several precautions you can take while travelling to minimise your risk of contracting travellers’ diarrhoea. Avoid drinking tap water, and only eat food that has been properly cooked. Take care of your own hygiene as well.

If you get travellers’ diarrhoea, make sure you rest and keep yourself hydrated. If your symptoms are severe or persist for more than a few days, you may consider a treatment such as Xifaxanta. Xifaxanta contains the antibiotic rifamixin

How does Xifaxanta work?

Xifaxanta uses an active ingredient called rifamixin, which is a kind of antibiotic. The treatment is localised to work directly in the gut and is largely not taken up into the bloodstream. Rifaximin inhibits the production of an enzyme in the bacteria known as RNA-polymerase which stops its growth process and lets your immune system kill it off.

Alternatives to Xifaxanta

OTC (over the counter) alternative treatments for Travellers’ Diarrhoea:

In some more simple cases, travellers’ diarrhoea can be treated with over-the-counter medicines. These medicines include Loperamide (Imodium) and rehydration sachets (Dioralyte). Using these products together will help ease the symptoms, this will help as your body is trying to fight off the infection. You must also ensure you remain hydrated so take on as much fluid as possible during this time, as dehydration is the most dangerous consequence of Travellers’ diarrhoea.

Sources

Xifaxanta, Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/e…

https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/r…

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.u…

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Suitable for age:

18 Years +

Maximum per order:

1

Consultation required?

Yes

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