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Can xifaxan (rifaximin) & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. Stool culture/o&p = neg.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Stools

The color, odor, consistency, etc.
Of stool can be changed by anything taken orally. This is usually dietary materials, but drugs also possible. Not probiotics which generally make stools like those of breastfed babies and are not malodorous.

In brief: Stools

The color, odor, consistency, etc.
Of stool can be changed by anything taken orally. This is usually dietary materials, but drugs also possible. Not probiotics which generally make stools like those of breastfed babies and are not malodorous.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Mark Scheier
Family Medicine

In brief: No

These drugs are used for liver failure.
Liver failure, can cause smelling stools, especially with high ammonia levels.

In brief: No

These drugs are used for liver failure.
Liver failure, can cause smelling stools, especially with high ammonia levels.
Dr. Mark Scheier
Dr. Mark Scheier
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