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Generic Name: Rifaximin (riff-AX-ih-min)
Brand Name: Xifaxan
Xifaxan is used for:
Treating travelers" diarrhea caused by certain strains of bacteria in patients 12 years of age and older. It may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Xifaxan is an antibiotic. It works by slowing down the bacteria"s ability to reproduce, allowing the body to fight the infection more effectively.
Do NOT use Xifaxan if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Xifaxan :
Some medical conditions may interact with Xifaxan . Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Xifaxan . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Xifaxan may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Xifaxan :
Use Xifaxan as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Xifaxan .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Xifaxan :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Xifaxan :
Store Xifaxan at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Brief excursions at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) are permitted. Keep Xifaxan out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Xifaxan . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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