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can xifaxan be crushed

A female asked:
Dr. Josh Fields
14 years experience Pharmacology
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
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Can cause nausea and upset stomach so i suppose that could lead to decreased appetite.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
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
21 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
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
39 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Berrebi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Okay as twice a day.: A few questions: What makes taking the Xifacan three times a day difficult for you? How long have you been on the drug? Has a cult ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
14 years experience Internal Medicine
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.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Xifaxan (rifaximin) treats bacterial overgrowth in the gut, traveler's diarrhea , and can also be used to treat hepatic encephalopathy caused by liver ... Read More
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