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Is SIBO curable? Can it ever go away with antibiotics and never come back?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but maybe no...

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).

In brief: Yes, but maybe no...

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).
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It depends upon the cause.
Try probiotics and prebiotics like acidophillus, Florastor, Activia yogurt, for example as well. " Rifaximin is probably the only antibiotic that is capable of achieving a long-term favourable clinical effect in patients with irritable bowel and SIBO[43]." from article below. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2890937/

In brief: It depends

It depends upon the cause.
Try probiotics and prebiotics like acidophillus, Florastor, Activia yogurt, for example as well. " Rifaximin is probably the only antibiotic that is capable of achieving a long-term favourable clinical effect in patients with irritable bowel and SIBO[43]." from article below. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2890937/
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