Average Rating: 3.0 (27 Ratings)

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 1  Ibs suspected In the begin I was feeling all right but after I experienced stomach cramps i was thinking fine maybe this is how itshould be so I continued till day 7 when I experienced so much pain in all my stomach before I had pain in my upper area after xifaksan all my belly.be aware when you start to experience that stop immediately! It will get worse.this is a warning from me as I destroyed my stomach and can't get better after taking it if anybody experienced similar problem please contact me to discuss if went away and what helped --my e mail F 36 7 days
600 mg 1X D
 1  SIBO After the last dose, I had voluminous, orange watery diarrhea for HOURS. I had to cancel my GI's appointment as I could not leave the house. The GI laughingly told me that Xifaxan gave me leaky gut. He was PROUD to tell me this. I am 1 year and 290 days past my last dose. As a result of this medicine, I cannot eat raw fruits or vegetables, grains, dairy, or fatty food. I still cannot leave the house as I do not know when I will have the need to use the bathroom. My ALT was elevated for a year. I have consulted with doctor after doctor and dieticians and no one knows what to do with my gut. I am sorry I ever took this medicine and would NOT recommend it to anyone. It should be taken off the market. F 60 14 days
500 2X D
 2  IBS SIBO Severe bloating and pains front and back. Gas and belging did not have before taking xifaxan. Constipation back. Not good for me disappointed. 11 years trying to figure out diagnosed with everything. F 69 14 days
550 3X D
 3  IBS / possible chrons Mild nausea but constant so I feel nauseous all day and feel bloated and icky F 18 7 days
3X D
 4  IBS Urgency but not diarrhea. No stomach pain. A little drowsiness. F 60 1 days
500 3X D
 1  Sibo Extremely dizzy, tired, got heart palpatations, instant sweats, anxiety. .... rash on forehead, this medication made me feel so bad, and bloated F 41 5 days
550 3X D
 2  SIBO Headache, bloating , achy joints , dizziness Didn't work at all. Made me feel terrible. F 52 11 days
550mg 3X D
 1  Sibo This drug is not working for me my left side under my breast is like someone is pouring acid in me burns really bad and hurts. They took so many ultrasounds and the disappointments of not finding anything frustrates me I feel like I'm going crazy and no one understands, it's affecting my job I had to call out a lot due to the pain I get at night and I can't sleep so I have to call out I got written up due to that but I can't seem to get my doctor to understand this is serious Doesn't work for me F 50 14 days
550mg 3X D
 2  Crohn's disease with loose stool. No change with loose stool. M 68 7 days
550 3X D
 5  SIBO Headache, mild nausea, I have used Xifaxan several times over the last decade. I get SIBO regularly because of abdominal surgery that I had which affected transit times. The surgery also caused IBS-D. Xifaxan increases my energy and also lowers inflammation which I believe are caused by the SIBO. M 59 2 weeks
550MG 3X D
 4  SIBO Made me feel dull and stupid, slightly sleepy. I am taking saccharomyces boullardii with it, to prevent a lot of bad possible things that can happen in the gut. I haven't quite finished the course, but it definitely helped with stomach pain and diarrhea. I've been informed that you cannot simply treat SIBO with an antibiiotic and have it stay gone. You have to change what you eat, so as not to encourage the overgrowth of bacteria to recurr. So I am working with a registered dietitian to get a nutrition plan, and will no doubt be eating yogurt and taking probiotics the rest of my life. SO BE IT. I just want to be well! I have gained weight, I constantly want to eat while on this med. Since it makes me drowsy and stupid, mostly I sleep all right at night while on the drug. The first night or two was rough, though. Have had some fierce headaches, too. If I can get well and stay well it is worth it for me. F 64 14 days
550 mg 3X D
 2  constipation - gut bacteria Took 3xs/day for 14 days. Bloating, weight gain, fatigue xx, nausea, phlegm congestion yet no cold or sickness & strong headaches. Side effects are worse or the same after finished dose. Nausea is so bad I thought I had stomach bug but never threw up. constipation was never better - not worth it. A month after finishing still have side effects 30 days later. Do not recommend this med - not worth all the extreme side effects. F 46 14 days
 1  To treat SIBO I have just finished this medication a week ago and Iíve never felt worse in my life! Iíve had 4 migraines in the last week and have never had such shocking abdominal pain and bloating, I seriously look 10 months pregnant! My appetite still has not returned, I still have diarrhoea, now just with excruciating pain continuously!!!!!! Iím just so sorry I wasted so much of my money on this useless, horrible medicine! Not sure if itís related but also have excessive phlegm and cough all the time even though I donít have a cold or flu! A another side effect maybe?? F 52 10 days
200mg X 3
 2  SIBO No side effects It did not work at all. F 64
550 mg 3X D
 2  IBS-D I am the same person that posted below. After completing my second week on Xifaxan, I was cautiously optimistic. Not any more. A little over a month later all of my symptoms are back (urgency, amount of times per day, abdominal pain, etc.) I am very disappointed. If you have to pay for this very expensive drug out of your own pocket, DON'T DO IT and continue to take Imodium. If you're insurance covers it, I guess it's worth a try. M 53 20 days
550 MG 2X D
 5  IBS-D None I have had IBS-D since I was a child and for the first time since I can remember, my gut actually feels normal. The persistent, low grade pain I used to feel is gone and the urgency to go is greatly diminished. Dr. and I are going to try one more 14 day round and see how things go after that. I would recommend giving it a try. M 53 14 days
550 MG 3X D
 5  ibsd None It help me thank god for giving us medicine thanks F 64 3 days
 5  ibsd None It help me thank god for giving us medicine thanks F 64 3 days
 5  ibsd None It help me thank god for giving us medicine thanks F 64 3 days
 5  Liver Disease- (non-alcoholic) Mild Nausea if taken without food. I was diagnosed with NALD and have been taking this for a year. I have improved greatly. My bowel movements are normal now as I had diarrhea before, which caused dehydration. I had become jaundiced and couldn't walk. This drug saved me. F 33 1 years
550 2X D

XIFAXAN  (RIFAXIMIN):  This medication is used to treat diarrhea caused by the common bacteria known as E. coli ("traveler's diarrhea"). Rifaximin should not be used if you have a fever or bloody diarrhea. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. Rifaximin is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It is also used to prevent a brain problem caused by liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). It may help you think more clearly.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)