The advantages of taking probiotics with rifaximin to treat sibo - Doctor answers

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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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How is rifaximin best Taken for IBS/SIBO? With meals? Probiotics? Any diet likely to affect outcome? Any supplements help eg high quality multivitamins?

How is rifaximin best Taken for IBS/SIBO? With meals? Probiotics? Any diet likely to affect outcome? Any supplements help eg high quality multivitamins?

PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS =diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for BLOOD/ H pylori/parasite/. you also need a baseline EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a GF diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water. REJUVENATION-SCIENCE. COM For vitamins. PROBIOTICS :UDOS&DR. OCHIRO ...Read more

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Wat is a good probiotic. Can they help or treat sibo? Or do u need meds for that? Culture. Florastar. Vsl3. Or any u perfur

Wat is a good probiotic. Can they help or treat sibo? Or do u need meds for that? Culture. Florastar. Vsl3. Or any u perfur

Many good ones, help: I feel good probiotics are an essential part of treating sibo, though one also needs antimicrobials- but herbs can be useful alternatives to antibiotic drugs.
Many brands have been proven beneficial, including culturelle, florastor, vsl3, dr. Ohirra's ; natren.
Orthobiotic by omp is one of my favorites. No single brand is best for everyone ; the best benefit may be from rotating different ones. ...Read more

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Xifaxan (rifaximin) for sibo. Can this med cause c diff. I read it can. Then I read can be used to treat c diff?

Xifaxan (rifaximin) for sibo. Can this med cause c diff. I read it can. Then I read can be used to treat c diff?

Maybe temporary fix: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. 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 ; settings. ...Read more

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How to treat SIBO that has been off and on for 7 years and antibiotics and probiotics aren't working.”?

How to treat SIBO that has been off and on for 7 years and antibiotics and probiotics aren't working.”?

New therapies: It depends on what antibiotics you've tried and what your symptoms are. One of the new ones that has come out for diarrhea predominant IBS is Xifaxan (rifaximin). Viberzi is another one indicated for IBS-D. I also have my patients keep a food journal and track potential food triggers with a low FODMAP diet (first link to stanford's website on google search is a good one). Feel free to consult me for more? S ...Read more

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Been treated for sibo with xifaxan (rifaximin). Still get gas everytime I eat no matter what I eat. What else could it be?

Been treated for sibo with xifaxan (rifaximin). Still get gas everytime I eat no matter what I eat. What else could it be?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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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

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

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Breath test shows positive for SIBO. Only symptoms is Bloating. Can I treat with probiotics alone? If so, which ones are best for SIBO and bloating?

Breath test shows positive for SIBO. Only symptoms is Bloating. Can I treat with probiotics alone? If so, which ones are best for SIBO and bloating?

Would also use herbs: You can try this but are likely to have more success if you also use herbs. A recent research study shows herbs like oregano oil, garlic, olive leaf extract, Hu Zhang and andrographis can be even more effective than the standard antibiotic used to treat SIBO- see http://tinyurl. Com/hmjrogm
See and click on the link to the study.
Many diff. Probiotics can help. See http://www. Probioticsguide. Com ...Read more

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I'm being treated for SIBO with Xifaxan (rifaximin). I feel so weak and tired from a week long attack of diarrhea, anxiety and cramps. What can I do for energy?

I'm being treated for SIBO with Xifaxan (rifaximin). I feel so weak and tired from a week long attack of diarrhea, anxiety and cramps. What can I do for energy?

Test first: Xifaxan (rifaximin) is an antibiotic that is not absorbed but kills bacteria in the G.I. tract. It is used for travelers diarrhea (e. coli)and to help prevent Hepatic encephalopathy in liver disease. It does cause diarrhea, weakness, nausea, etc, but it can also lead to Clostridium difficile infection which needs to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I'm taking Xifaxan (rifaximin) for SIBO. 550mg 3x a day for 14 days. I'm having a really hard time on the pills. Would it be ok to take 2 pills a day instead of 3?

I'm taking Xifaxan (rifaximin) for SIBO. 550mg 3x a day for 14 days. I'm having a really hard time on the pills. Would it be ok to take 2 pills a day instead of 3?

Okay as twice a day.: A few questions:
What makes taking the Xifacan three times a day difficult for you?
How long have you been on the drug?
Has a culture been done on your fences?
What are the symptoms you're having?
Have been on any other antibiotics for your SIBO?
You can take Xifacan twice a day and assess the differences in symptoms. Diet is also very important. Ask WebMd re: diet ...Read more

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After I'm done w/ 10 days of antibiotics for SIBO, can I go back to eating a normal diet right away, or should I stay on SCD while taking probiotics?

After I'm done w/ 10 days of antibiotics for SIBO, can I go back to eating a normal diet right away, or should I stay on SCD while taking probiotics?

Stay on SCD: I would carefully introduce prebiotics that are appropriate for the SCD diet. Continue the SCD diet for a while symptoms improve. When ready gradually reintroduce foods that are organic one at a time to evaluate your response to them. ...Read more

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I took Xifaxan (rifaximin) for SIBO. It's been a week and a half since I finished and my lower GI hurts more. I can't work. Could I have done permanent damage?

I took Xifaxan (rifaximin) for SIBO. It's been a week and a half since I finished and my lower GI hurts more. I can't work. Could I have done permanent damage?

Probably not: Xifaxin can help with certain forms of IBS; your trial of treatment has not worked; this does not mean that you have experienced any permanent damage as a result; consult with your GI doc once more; perhaps try a higher dose of amitriptylline, or some other approach; ...Read more

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Am taking xifaxan (rifaximin) 550mg for sibo, is it normal to be cold all the time and always feel thirsty?

Am taking xifaxan (rifaximin) 550mg for sibo, is it normal to be cold all the time and always feel thirsty?

Sorry, but no...: Xifaxan (rifaximin) is generally well tolerated, and not likely to cause the distress you describe. Please ask your physician to next address your new symptoms with some simple blood work to check electrolytes, glucose, thyroid, etc, (these should be a good start). ...Read more

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What is the success rate for Xifaxan (rifaximin) for a permanent cure of SIBO after one use? I'm reading so many different numbers.

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

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I have been prescribed rifaximin. According to the literature that I have read, I can take probiotics. When should I take the probiotics and how much?

I have been prescribed rifaximin. According to the literature that I have read, I can take probiotics. When should I take the probiotics and how much?

Probiotics are good!: You should take probiotics at least 2 hours before or after your antibiotic. Selecting probiotics is the more confusing part because of how many are out there! Chose one that has a wider variety of bacterial strains look for one that has at least 7-20 strains. Follow directions on the packaging as some may be once or twice daily. If antibiotics are short term, continue for at least 7 days after. ...Read more

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Can you get SIBO after taking antibiotics with probiotics?

Can you get SIBO after taking antibiotics with probiotics?

Possibly: Depends on type antibiotic, diet, underlying medical conditions, etc. More important than actual overgrowth is likely type (e.g., gas or toxin-formers) or diversity of bacteria, which can be altered greatly w antibiotics. Probiotics and good prebiotics (diet fostering good bacteria) daily would be helpful in general, and avoid unnecessary use antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am going to be taking Neomycin and XIFAXAN (rifaximin) 2x a day to get rid of my SIBO. Should I take them both at the same time or spaced apart?

I am going to be taking Neomycin and XIFAXAN (rifaximin) 2x a day to get rid of my SIBO. Should I take them both at the same time or spaced apart?

Shouldn't matter.: You should be able to take those two medications either way, together or separate. However, I would defer to whatever your doctor told you they wished you to do. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many people are cured of SIBO from first treatment of 550mg, 3x a day, 14 day dose of Xifaxan (rifaximin) and never have it come back?

How many people are cured of SIBO from first treatment of 550mg, 3x a day, 14 day dose of Xifaxan (rifaximin) and never have it come back?

Ask users: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) has many treatments, and the long term studies don't seem to be very comprehensive or well constructed for validity.
In the meantime, try posting on
http://www. Ibsgroup. Org/forums/topic/119286-sibo-treatment-with-xifaxan/ ...Read more