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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Xifaxan?
Ő Xifaxan may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Ű sensations of needing to empty the bowel;Where can I get more information?
Some common side effects with Xifaxan include: Ő Xifaxan is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if
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Xifaxan Ő Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and xifaxan
antibiotic xifaxancomplete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse d
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antibiotic xifaxan designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence o
xifaxanf a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe,
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antibiotic xifaxan for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. XifaxanBrand Name: Xifaxan ìh1>xifaxanxifaxan
Ő Xifaxan tablets can be taken with or without food. Xifaxan PackageSalixɓ product, XIFAXANà(rifaximin), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2004. XIFAXAN is a semi
xifaxan-synthetic, nonsystemic antibiotic. XIFAXAN 200 mg tablets are indicated for the treatment of patients (12 years of age and older) with travelers' diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains o
xifaxanf Escherichia coli. XIFAXAN is now approved in 18 countries and has been used for over 18 years in Italy with over 500 million tablets prescribed. XIFAXANà(rifaximin) Tablets are indicated for the treatment of patients ( >12 years of age ) with travelers' diarrhea caused by non-invasive strains of Escherichia coli. XIFAXAN should not be used in patients with diarrhea complicated by fever or blood in the stool or diarrhea due to pathogens other than Escherichia coli. XIFAXAN
antibiotic xifaxan should be discontinued if diarrhea symptoms get worse or persi
antibiotic xifaxanst more than 24-48 hours and alternative antibiotic therapy should be considered. Ű nausea or vomiting. Ű had an allergic reaction to any of the group of antibiotics known as rifamycins such as rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane) or rifabutin (Mycobutin). Ű urgent bowel movements;What should I avoid while taking Xifaxan? Ű a form or diarrhea known as dysentery.rifaximin (ri FAX i men)What happens if I overdose? Ő Take all of the Xifaxan that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Ő Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect
xifaxanthat seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Ő Some forms or diarrhea may be caused by viruses and not bacteria. Xifaxan, like all antibiotics, does not kill viruses. You should contact your doctor or healthcare provider if you think your condition is getting worse or not improving after 24 to 48 hours (1 to 2 days) while taking Xifaxan. Ű a fever;What happens if I miss a dose?
How should I take Xifaxan? Ő Your pharmacist has additional infor
xifaxanmation about Xifaxan written for health professionals that you may read. Ő Symptoms of an Xifaxan overdose are unknown but may include nausea, vomitng, darrhea, and abdominal discomfort. Ő You should not take Xifaxan if you have a fevxifaxan
antibiotic xifaxaner or have blood in your stool. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms.Ű If you ha
xifaxanve fever and/or bloody stool you should not take Xifxan and you should speak to your doctor. Ű flatulence (gas);Special Warning(s) with Xifaxan: Ű Do not take Xifaxan if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the group of antibiotics known as ɲifamycinsŀsuch as rifampin or if you are allergic to any ingredient in Xifaxan.Active Ingredient: RifaximinStrength(s): 200 mgDosage Form(s): TabletCompany Name: Salix PharmaceuticalsAvailability: Prescription only*Date Approved by FDA: May 25, 2004*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.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 contami
xifaxannated with germs called bacteria.Who should not take Xifaxan? For more detailed information about Xifaxan, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.
Ő When you swallow Xifaxan, t
antibiotic xifaxanhe drug passes into and remains almost entirely, in your gut and gastrointestinal tract. This differs from how other antibiotics work. Other antibiotics typically pass from the gastrointestinal tract into th
xifaxane bloodstream. Because Xifaxan remains in the gastrointestinal tract, it is not suitable for treating other infections such as chest, sinus, or lung infections caused by bacteria.Tell your health care provider if you are pregnant, are trying to become prenant, or are breast-feedingWhat are the possible side effects of Xifaxan? Ő Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Xifaxan may cause dizzine
xifaxanss. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.What should I tell my health care provider? * flatulence (gas) Ű fever; * stomach pain
Ű Xifaxan should not be used to treat a form of diarrhea known as dysentery.
* sensations of needing to empty the bowel
Ő Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed
xifaxan dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Ő Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this med
antibiotic xifaxancation only for the indication prescribed. * nausea
Ő Take all of the Xifaxan that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. * urgent bowel m
xifaxanovements Ő Xifaxan is a non-systemic (does not get into bloodstream) antibiotic used to treat diarrhea caused by eating food or drinking fluids that have been contaminated witxifaxan
antibiotic xifaxanh germs called bacteria.
Ő You should not take Xifaxan if you have a fever or hae blood in your stool. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms. Ű stomach pain; Ő Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
In clinical trials, XIFAXAN was generally well toleratd. The most common side effects (vs. placebo) were flatulence 11.3% (vs. 19.7%), headache 9.7% (vs. 9.2%), abdominal pain 7.2% (vs. 10.1 %) and rectal tenesmus 7.2% (vs. 8.8%). Xifaxan9
Ő There are no known in
xifaxanteractions between Xifaxan and other medicines, although the possibility exists. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.Ű Xifaxan is not approved for use in children under 12 years of age. Ő Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Ű dizziness or headache; Ő Some forms or diarrhea may be caused by viruses and not bacteria. Xifaxan, like all antibiotics, does not kill viruses. You should contact your doctor or healthcare provider if you think your condition is getting worse or not improving after 24 to 48 hours (1
xifaxanto 2 days) while taking Xifaxan.
What is Xifaxan? Ő No serious si
antibiotic xifaxande effects are expected from Xifaxan therapy. Stop taking Xifaxan and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
What is the most important information I should know about Xifaxan?
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
xifaxantaking before starting treatment 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 Š2 days) while taking Xifaxan.
Ő Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Xifaxan and talk to your doctor if you experience
Ő Before taking Xifaxan, tell your doctor if you have
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xifaxanther Xifaxan passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
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.)
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Ű blood in your stool; or
Ő Take Xifaxan exactly as direc
antibiotic xifaxanted by your doctor. If you do not understand the instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
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