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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
I'm supposed to take Xifaxan (rifaximin) 3x a day. What time should I take each dose to space it out? Should I wake up in the middle of the night to take a dose?
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 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
What is the success rate for Xifaxan (rifaximin) for a permanent cure of SIBO after one use? I'm reading so many different numbers.
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 may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). Xifaxan (rifaximin) is also curative for C.difficile in appropriate dose & setting. ...Read more