XIFAXAN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “Do not take this drug unless you have been diagnosed with Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). I was given this drug by a new GI after I told him that I had been tested for SIBO with negative results. The drug made me incredibly bloated, made the diarrhea worse and my stomach was in constant pain. This might be effective if you have SIBO, but if you do not, do not take this drug. Not to mention, even with insurance coverage, my co-pay for a 2 week supply was around $500. I just totally wasted my money on this (yet again_useless drug.”

can’t take any more IBS-D (taken for less than 1 month) December 30, 2017

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “I was put on Xifaxan three times a day for 14 days for post c.diff IBS-D. I am very sensitive to antibiotics and actually did not experience an allergy or horrible side effects which is why I didn’t rate it any lower. It was pretty tolerable to take. BUT it did not help my IBS-D; in fact, I now experience horrible urgency with IBS-D. And my lower belly has been horribly bloated since taking Xifaxan and it has been a good month since finishing it. I literally look pregnant and am having a hard time fitting in my clothes. It is not as bad in the morning but as soon as I eat I am back to being extremely bloated. I assume it is colitis but haven’t been back to my GI to confirm. I will post again on an update.”

Bessy103 September 7, 2017

For Hepatic Encephalopathy “Ridiculous price. Makes using it prohibitive. Salix should be ashamed of themselves. Lactulose worked very well and totally affordable.”

Mysickliver (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2017

For Hepatic Encephalopathy “$1375 with ins and ins won’t cover but $12.50. Highway robbery and not worth it in my opinion. Will try and fix some other way. Drug companies should be ashamed and BC/BS should be abolished. You all high and mighty CEOs need to think about the patients,”

Kahuna57 August 3, 2017

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “Thanks to my doctor for prescribing Xifaxan. I’ve only been on it for about a week and my life has changed dramatically. It’s so good not to have to head to the bathroom 3 or more times a day with diarrhea. The only side effect is some constipation but you go when you want and usually only once. No more What if scenarios. I also have a better appetite and am gaining some weight back. Thanks Doc and Xifaxan.”

IBS Sufferer July 15, 2017

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “I have IBS with diarrhea. Out of pocket price $500.00 for Xifaxan 550 mg three pills a day .It did not work for me at all. After two weeks of the pills diligently taken. Waste of money .I had no side effects. But the pills did not work for me the diarrhea persists as does nausea sweating and stomach cramps. I have run out of ideas as has the dr. Don’t waste your money.”

Cheri D.Smith July 15, 2017

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