Xifaxanta (Rifaximin) is used to treat traveller’s diarrhea caused by E. coli, hepatic encephalopathy (HE), and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). Rifaximin is a gastrointestinal-selective antibiotic. This medication works mainly in the gut to inhibit the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic acts locally in the intestine and is not absorbed into the bloodstream in significant amounts.
Rifaximin for the Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy (06 January 2012), Dr. Jacqueline A. Klee Pharm.D., found that “Rifaximin was effective in improving behavioral, laboratory, mental status, and intellectual abnormalities associated with hepatic encephalopathy.”
We currently have the brand Xifaxan from Australia and the United Kingdom manufactured by Norgine Pharmaceuticals, also called Targaxan, Xifaxanta. The brand Xifaxanta from Canada is manufactured by Lupin Pharma, also known as Zaxine
. Xifaxan is available in the strengths of 400mg and 550mg tablets.
The generic version of Xifaxan comes from India manufactured by Sun Pharmacy, also known as Rifagut. Rifaximin available in the strengths of 60 ml suspension, 200mg, 400mg and 550mg tablets.
Common side effects of Xifaxan include:
• Abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhoea, gas, bloating, nausea and vomiting;
Tell your doctor if you have notified any severe side effects including:
* A serious allergic reation: rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing;
* diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
* Rapid weight gain;
* Stomach pain
Do not take Xifaxan if you hypersensitivity to rifaximin or other rifamycins or any of the ingredients in this medication. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while taking Xifaxan. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about any medical conditions you may have such as diarrhoea with fever, bloody or watery diarrhoea. Inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking including prescription, OTC and herbal medications. Xifaxan can interact with other medicines. Xifaxan is not recommended during pregnancy. It may cause the fetus harm. There are no adequate studies in women during breastfeeding.
* Is a prescription required to purchase Xifaxan?
Yes, a prescription is required from your physician to purchase Xifaxan.
* What is the best way to take Xifaxan 550mg?
According to WebMD, It should be taken orally with or without food, as recommended by your doctor or a healthcare provider, usually 2 times a day (every 12 hours).
* Is there a generic version of Xifaxan available?
Yes, currently we carry generic version of Xifaxan also called Rifagut from India.
* Does Xifaxan help bloating and small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?
Yes, Xifaxan helps improving bloating and small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Like other medications, Xifaxan may come with some potential side effects. Talk with your doctor or a healthcare provider to decide if it might be right for you.
* Is Zaxine the same product as Xifaxan?
Zaxine is a brand name product marketed in Canada indicated for the treatment of IBS-d. It contains Rifaximin, the same active ingredient in Xifaxan.
* What food should you avoid while taking Xifaxan?
Do not drink or eat citrus and grapefruit products or juice. It may alter the effects of your medication. Serious side effects may occur. Contact your care team right away if you experience new or worsening side effects.
* Does insurance cover Xifaxan?
Unfortunately, we do not accept any insurance for Xifaxan.
* What is the copay or coinsurance or Medicare for Xifaxan?
Unfortunately, we do not have any copay or coinsurance or Medicare for Xifaxan.
* Are there any discounts, promotions, or patient assistance programs available to help with the cost of Xifaxan?
Unfortunately, there are no discounts or promotions available to help with the cost of Xifaxan. For more information about patient assistance program, please visit Patient Support Programs from Bausch Health. At Canadian Pharmacy King, we are proud to offer highly competitive prices on Xifaxan.
* Can I use a prescription discount card or coupon to save on Xifaxan?
Unfortunately, there is no discount card or coupons on Xifaxan. Choosing a generic version or three-month supply can help you lower the cost of Xifaxan.
* What is the cost of Xifaxan?
The cost of Xifaxan 200 mg start from $411.99 for 90 tablets.
* Where can I buy Xifaxan?
You can buy Xifaxan from our certified online Canadian Pharmacy. There are a few convenient ways for our customers to order from us; online, email (CustomerService@canadianpharmacyking.com), by phone (1-877-745-9217), or by fax or mail.
* Can I buy Xifaxan in bulk or with a 90-day supply to save money?
Buying 90-day supply of Xifaxan can help you save on the total cost for your prescription.