Xifaxan is a medicine used primarily in the treatment of traveller's diarrhoea though it may also be deployed in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy. The active ingredient of the drug is rifaximin. Common side effects with Xifaxan include nausea, stomach pain, and dizziness.Xifaxan is a prescription drug that is used to treat a certain type of diarrhea known as traveler’s diarrhea caused by the E. coli bacteria. Xifaxan is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that causes abdominal pain, cramping, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Xifaxan is used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a brain problem caused by the liver disease to help the user think more clearly. Xifaxan is an antibiotic that works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Xifaxan is specifically used to treat bacterial infections and will not work for viral infections. You should not use Xifaxan if you have a fever or bloody diarrhea.
Drug Name: Xifaxan
Generic name: Rifaximin