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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
Consult pharmacist: Your pharmacist will know all the available forms of medications in your country. This pharmacist can work with your physician to select the correct medication which is appropriate and digestible for you. ...Read more
I am using rifaximin for IBS. I will use it for 2 weeks....550mg TID. Should i undergo sigmoidoscopy for confirmation of iBS?
No: IRRITABLE bowel syndrome - should not be treated with rifaximine. And you can't see it on sigmoidoscopy. It is a diagnosis of exclusion ( means nothing else was found). If you mean INFLAMMATORY bowel disease then colonoscopy may help to provide diagnosis. Then anti inflammatory drugs are needed, keeping rifaximine type rugs for acute episodes only. ...Read more
Should I be taking probiotics while taking Rifaximin for my SIBO or wait till treatment of Rifaximin is done?
Probiotics: you can take probiotics with your medication ...Read more
Sibo. Takin rifaximin. Wats my chances of a c diff infection from this med? I read it can. Then i read it can treat it. 550mg every 12hrs
What's going on?: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? A real diagnosis, or a pop self-diagnosis for your self-described tiredness? If the latter, i'd urge you to maintain a healthy skepticism but your experiment is basically safe. If you're going to do this, at least be alert to the warning of pseuomembranous colitis and get treated by an evidence-based practitioner if it happens. ...Read more
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
Is rifaximin a board spectrum rx? How likely can it cause a clostridium diffclie infection? Head it can treat it?
Low risk for C. Diff: Rifaximin is a semisynthetic antibiotic based on rifamycin, which has a broad spectrum. After initial decrease in the GI flora (enterococcus, escherichia coli, lactobacillus, bacteroides and clostridium perfringens), normalization is seen after 1 month. In one study of 211 patients given Rifaximin chronically for 8 months, no patient tested positive for c. Difficle, but the possibility exists. ...Read more
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