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Aemcolo Side Effects

Generic Name: rifamycin

Note: This document contains side effect information about rifamycin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Aemcolo.

For the Consumer

Applies to rifamycin: oral tablet delayed release

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, rifamycin (the active ingredient contained in Aemcolo) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking rifamycin:

Rare

  • Fever
  • stomach pain

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of rifamycin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rifamycin: oral delayed release tablet

General

The most commonly reported side effects included constipation, headache, and dyspepsia.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Constipation

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal pain

Frequency not reported: Dyspepsia[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pyrexia[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Aemcolo (rifamycin)." Aries Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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