XIFAXAN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • low energy
    • headache
    • nausea
    • gas
    • a strong desire to have bowel movement
    • ineffective painful straining of stool or urine
    • stomach cramps

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a hernia which protrudes into the abdominal wall

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • constipation
    • taste impairment

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
    • dehydration
    • increased lymphocyte cells in the blood
    • ringing in the ears
    • a sore throat
    • a common cold
    • bloody urine
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • itching
    • hives
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • a skin rash
    • temporary redness of face and neck
    • trouble breathing
    • chest pain
    • vomiting
    • elevation of proteins in the urine
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • a high alanine transaminase level

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a migraine headache
    • an earache
    • throat irritation
    • a stuffy and runny nose
    • gum disease
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • joint pain
    • neck pain
    • muscle spasm
    • muscle pain
    • fainting
    • difficulty sleeping
    • excessive sweating
    • decreased appetite
    • weight loss
    • throat dryness
    • diarrhea
    • difficult or painful urination
    • an increased need to urinate often
    • excess urination
    • abdominal bloating
    • runny nose
    • generalized weakness
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • clammy skin
    • abnormal dreams

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