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Condition: Other
4/20/2013 9:30:49 AM

Reviewer: Kitkat, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was prescribed Xifaxan 550mg after being diagnosed with sibo. Have taken it for 10 of the 14 days and stopped due to excessive diarrhea, and a bad fever blister that developed on upper lip. Will discuss this with my GI when I visit in a month for the follow-up. I prefer to have the sibo symptoms over the IBS symptoms, and not take the meds. Will try yogurt to replenish the good bacteria, tha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/15/2013 7:41:27 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Has anyone taken this for preop colon surgery? My doctor has Put me on it for three days before surgery one pill a day. My colon immediately bloated up. I'm glad it is only for three days.

Condition: Other
12/2/2012 4:35:47 PM

Reviewer: Margot, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I just started Xifaxan yesterday. Sweaty all night,mould not sleep. Sicker this morning with cramps. Bloating, terrible dry mouth and thriat and now nausea. Took Alprazolam, Simithecone with Mylanta liquid, am no better. Took the first pill today anyway. Just getting worse. Anyone else had this happen? Husband won't take me to the ER again

Condition: Other
10/15/2012 11:00:07 PM

Reviewer: missmolly, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I must be the only person that HATES this drug. My dr put me on it because he said I had bacteria from my liver. Gave me 60 550mg to take 2 X aday. I took 1 the first day because of the time I got them.In total I took 6 pills in 3 days. Like to have killed me. Had severe diarrhea.It was so bad If I even moved. Had to start wearing ladies diapers.That helped a little to get to the bathroom but not ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/3/2012 5:16:32 AM

Reviewer: starbaby, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was two fries short of a happy meal.I ran around looking for my handbag and it was on my shoulder. My mind was a fog and I had a temper which I never had.All this has gone away.I have HE. Hang in there,the loose stools, cramping and gas have subsided.This drug has been a life saver! I never want to go through an other HE episode again,thought I was loosing my mind. Remember don't eat too muc ... Show Full Comment

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