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Can xifaxan be crushed

A female asked:
Dr. Josh Fields
Pharmacology 15 years experience
Unfortunately not: unfortunately due to the coating and the mechanism of its release, splitting or crushing the pill is not advised. if you are unable to take it with ap... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly: Can cause nausea and upset stomach so i suppose that could lead to decreased appetite.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Yes you can: There is no adverse effects if you eat yogurt while on xifaxan (rifaximin).
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
Internal Medicine - gastroenterology 22 years experience
Xifaxan (rifaximin) : Unfortunately there are ok alternatives to xifaxan (rifaximin). It is unique in a way that it is not absorbed and works only in the bowel to kill path... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: No, you do not have to take it at regular intervals, around breakfast, lunch and dinner will suffice. 6:00, 14:00, 22:00 will work, too, and that will... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Check with MD.: Alcohol can make dizziness (a side effect) worse. Discuss this with your doctor. We don't know about any other meds you are taking or your overall he... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Maybe temporary fix: If U have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help (is being studied 4 repeat use). Sibo... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Rifaximin: I guess you're taking Rifaximin for treatment of hepatic encephalopathy. In that case, i would recommend you avoid alcohol and high protein diet.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Xifaxan (rifaximin) NOT for IBS: Ibs is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Maybe temporary fix: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic ... Read More