Rifaximin Tablet Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Strong Desire To Have Bowel Movement
  • Dizziness
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Ineffective Painful Straining Of Stool Or Urine
  • Low Energy
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Hernia Which Protrudes Into The Abdominal Wall

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Constipation
  • Taste Impairment

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Sore Throat
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • Bloody Urine
  • Chest Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Hives
  • Increased Lymphocyte Cells In The Blood
  • Itching
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Vomiting

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Migraine Headache
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • An Earache
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Clammy Skin
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Excess Urination
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fainting
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Gum Disease
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Joint Pain
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Neck Pain
  • Runny Nose
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Throat Dryness
  • Throat Irritation
  • Weight Loss

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