Xifaxan is primarily an irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) medication. Containing the drug rifaximin, Xifaxan is an antibiotic which fights bacterial infection within your intestines. Xifaxan is unique in that it is not absorbed into your blood stream but passes into your intestines via your stomach. As well as treating IBS, Xifaxan is also prescribed to treat travelers’ diarrhea caused by E. coli and to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a brain problem caused by liver disease. Xifaxan can only be used to treat bacterial infections and will not treat viral infections such as flu.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Xifaxan side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects of Xifaxan:
Q: Is Xifaxan an IBS medication?
A: Yes, Xifaxan is prescribed to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as well as traveler's diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy.
Q: How much does Xifaxan cost?
A: The price of Xifaxan is based on if you buy the brand name or the generic alternative Rifaximin. You can get Xifaxan 550mg or Rifaximin in 550mg or 400mg. You don’t need a Xifaxan coupon to get our great prices.
Q: What should I do if I miss a dose of Xifaxan?
A: If you forget to take a dose of Xifaxan, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at one time.