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Xifaxan oral

Does Xifaxan oral have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with Xifaxan oral:

Common side effects of Xifaxan oral:

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

Infrequent side effects of Xifaxan oral:

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

Rare side effects of Xifaxan oral:

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

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