Xifaxan Oral Tablet 200Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Xifaxan: Oral tablet (200mg)

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Xifaxan 200mg Tab
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Pill Identification: SX 
Drug Image file DrugItem_6034.JPG
Xifaxan 200mg Tab
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Pill Identification: SX 

What is this Medicine?

RIFAXIMIN (ri FAX i men) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat traveler's diarrhea. It is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder that results from liver disease.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Xifaxan: Oral tablet(200mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Xifaxan 200mg Tablet

NDC: 656490301
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Traveler's Diarrhea, Hepatic Encephalopathy

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Diverticulitis, Crohn's Disease

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Xifaxan 200mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_3841.JPG
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Pill Identification: SX 
Shape: round
Color: peach,pink
Drug Image file DrugItem_6034.JPG
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Pill Identification: SX 
Shape: round
Color: peach,pink

Reported Side Effects for Xifaxan 200mg Tablet

Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Weight Loss Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ear Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Infection Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
6.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Headache Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Extra Abdominal Fluid Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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