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A 24-year-old male asked:

Breath test with glucose. positive bacteria overgrowth. doc want rifaximin. can this cause c diff? could i just eat bunch yogurt & probiotic pills?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Rifaximin and CDI: Rifaximin is used as an alternative therapy to treat clostridium difficile infection when other treatments fail. There have been case reports of resistance of c. Difficile to Rifaximin but these are rare. In short should not cause you to get cdi.
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