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There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There is positive evidence of risk to a breastfed infant or to breastmilk production, but the benefits of use in breastfeeding mothers may be acceptable despite the risk to the infant (e.g. if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective).
Typical usage: Travellers diarrhoea, hepatic encephalopathy, irritable bowel syndrome.
Side Effects: Flatulence, Dizziness, Headache, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Edema.
Drug Interaction: Travellers diarrhoea, hepatic encephalopathy, irritable bowel syndrome.
Mechanism Of Action: Rifaximin acts by inhibiting RNA synthesis in susceptible bacteria by binding to the beta-subunit of bacterial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-dependent ribonucleic acid (RNA) polymerase enzyme. This results in the blockage of the translocation step that normally follows the formation of the first phosphodiester bond, which occurs in the transcription process.