Rifaximin (By mouth)
Treats traveler's diarrhea caused by a bacteria called Escherichia coli. It is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, which is a condition that occurs when your liver does not work normally. This is an antibiotic.
XifaxanThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to rifaximin, or similar drugs like rifampin (Rifadin®, Rimactane®) or rifabutin (Mycobutin®). You should not use this medicine if you or your child have diarrhea with blood, diarrhea and a fever, diarrhea that is not caused by Escherichia coli, or diarrhea that was caused by an antibiotic.
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Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 6/12/2013
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