Directory of Drugs: Xifaxan - Rifaximin
Brand Name: Xifaxan ®
What is Xifaxan used for?
Xifaxan is a nonsystemic (does not get into your bloodstream) antibiotic used to treat diarrhea caused by eating food or drinking fluids that have been contaminated with germs called bacteria.
Who should not take Xifaxan?
Special Warning(s) with Xifaxan:
Sometimes viruses rather than bacteria may cause diarrhea. Xifaxan, like all other antibiotics, does not kill viruses. You should contact your doctor or health care professional if you think your condition is getting worse or is not improving after 24 - 48 hours (1 – 2 days) while taking Xifaxan.
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you are pregnant, are trying to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
Xifaxan has not been shown to cause interactions with other drugs. However, it is always important that you inform your doctor or healthcare professional of any other medications you are taking before starting treatment with Xifaxan.
What are some possible side effects of Xifaxan? (This list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Xifaxan. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Some common side effects with Xifaxan include:
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