Drug: Xifaxan

RIFAXIMIN (ri FAX i men) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat traveler's diarrhea. It is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder that results from liver disease.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blood in the urine
  • bloody or watery diarrhea
  • fever
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • constipation
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach bloating, gas
  • urgent bowel movements

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blood in the urine
  • bloody or watery diarrhea
  • fever
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • constipation
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach bloating, gas
  • urgent bowel movements

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bloody or tarry stools
  • fever
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to rifaximin, rifampin, rifabutin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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