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I've been prescribed Rifaximin (550mg x2 a day) for suspected SIBO. Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking this medicine?
Rifaximin/ETOH: Both of these substances have potential hepatotoxicity. Taken together in moderate amounts should not be an issue. There are not serious interactions. ...Read more
I just finished a round of rifaximin for SIBO & I am feeling much better. What can I do to prevent SIBO from returning?
Try Diet Changes: Although finding substantial research on the subject does illicit much information, many sources say that you have to change your diet for long term success with SIBO. Tis includes eliminating what the bacteria feed on- most carbohydrates. It is said they do not like insoluble fiber, but everything else they love. Check out this website for some ideas: http://www.siboinfo.com/diet.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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. ...Read more