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rifaximin

Side Effects

List rifaximin side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with rifaximin:

Common side effects of rifaximin:

  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Ineffective Painful Straining of Stool or UrineLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Strong Desire to have Bowel MovementLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of rifaximin:

  • A Hernia which Protrudes Into the Abdominal WallSevere
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe

Rare side effects of rifaximin:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or SinusSevere
  • Allergic Reaction caused by a DrugSevere
  • Bloody UrineSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related ColitisSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Elevation of Proteins in the UrineSevere
  • Extreme Loss of Body WaterSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Increased Lymphocyte Cells in the BloodSevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Ringing in the EarsSevere
  • Skin Rash with SloughingSevere
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckSevere
  • Throat PainSevere
  • Throwing UpSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Abnormal DreamsLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • Clammy SkinLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Difficult or Painful UrinationLess Severe
  • EaracheLess Severe
  • Excess UrinationLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Feeling FaintLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Frequent UrinationLess Severe
  • Gum DiseaseLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Migraine HeadacheLess Severe
  • Motion SicknessLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Muscle SpasmLess Severe
  • Neck PainLess Severe
  • Not Feeling WellLess Severe
  • Runny NoseLess Severe
  • Sun-Sensitive SkinLess Severe
  • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe
  • Throat DrynessLess Severe
  • Throat IrritationLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe

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