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Jackson, MS
A 51-year-old male asked:

i was prescribed xifaxan (rifaximin) 550 mg tablet but can not afford it, is there an alternative and if so where can i find it?

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Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
Gastroenterology 21 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 pathogens and in your case to prevent hepatic encephalopathy. You should talk to your doctor about it and continue lactulose for now.

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Sunnyvale, CA
A 31-year-old male asked:

Any dietary restriction i need to follow while taking xifaxan-550mg(rifaximin) ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 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.
NY
A 40-year-old female asked:

I'm taking xifaxan (rifaximin) can I have some wine?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 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 health. Talk to your doc to be sure before drinking alcohol.

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