Xifaxan

Posted by drpepper @drpepper, Jan 3, 2019

A number of you have indicated success with SIBO using drug Xifaxan. Talked with my doctor yesterday and he said he didn't see how this would help. Said for IBS and travelers diarrhea. He reluctantly prescribed 600 mg per day for 10 days. Feedback appreciated. Thanks

I took Xifaxan for IBS. Insurance didn’t cover it at all and it cost $500+ for a two week supply. Did nothing for me.

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thanks for feedback

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I love Xifaxan. Over the years it has helped tremendously. I would use it a couple of times a year when things got pretty bad. There were times when it didn’t fully treat the infection. With current pricing I just can’t afford it. Don’t understand why the price skyrocketed. Maybe because people liked it. I have also been on other antibiotics- but they tend to knock out good bacteria. I’m looking into buying from Canada.

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Thank you for starting a great discussion about Xifaxan, @drpepper. I’d also like to invite @jacque6977 @contentandwell @tiss @kltchrmn @gaylea1 @jacquelinek1956 @pbleonar @sibobegone @melaniewa @lateacher @acres to join in and share their insights and experiences with Xifaxan.

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@astaingegerdm

I love Xifaxan. Over the years it has helped tremendously. I would use it a couple of times a year when things got pretty bad. There were times when it didn’t fully treat the infection. With current pricing I just can’t afford it. Don’t understand why the price skyrocketed. Maybe because people liked it. I have also been on other antibiotics- but they tend to knock out good bacteria. I’m looking into buying from Canada.

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Let us know if you have success with Canadian purchase. Thanks

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@kanaazpereira

Thank you for starting a great discussion about Xifaxan, @drpepper. I’d also like to invite @jacque6977 @contentandwell @tiss @kltchrmn @gaylea1 @jacquelinek1956 @pbleonar @sibobegone @melaniewa @lateacher @acres to join in and share their insights and experiences with Xifaxan.

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@drpepper I’ve been taking Xifaxan for just over a year and a half. It’s something my insurance will not cover without an accompanying Lactulose prescription. My hepatologist says it works better than lactulose, but hey it’s so expensive I’m happy to take the lactulose too.

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@drpepper

Let us know if you have success with Canadian purchase. Thanks

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I will.

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@kltchrmn

@drpepper I’ve been taking Xifaxan for just over a year and a half. It’s something my insurance will not cover without an accompanying Lactulose prescription. My hepatologist says it works better than lactulose, but hey it’s so expensive I’m happy to take the lactulose too.

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Can I ask what you are being treated for? Have you taken the Xifaxan continuously for the year and a half? I wondered because the course of use as a treatment treatment for IBS is two weeks. I think it can be repeated if symptoms return.

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@jackiem95

Can I ask what you are being treated for? Have you taken the Xifaxan continuously for the year and a half? I wondered because the course of use as a treatment treatment for IBS is two weeks. I think it can be repeated if symptoms return.

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@jackiem95 I’m taking Xifaxan to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a side effect of advanced liver disease. It helps prevent the buildup of ammonia in my brain.

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@kltchrmn

@jackiem95 I’m taking Xifaxan to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a side effect of advanced liver disease. It helps prevent the buildup of ammonia in my brain.

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Thank you for sharing. Take care.

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@kltchrmn

@drpepper I’ve been taking Xifaxan for just over a year and a half. It’s something my insurance will not cover without an accompanying Lactulose prescription. My hepatologist says it works better than lactulose, but hey it’s so expensive I’m happy to take the lactulose too.

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Good info. Thanks

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@astaingegerdm

I love Xifaxan. Over the years it has helped tremendously. I would use it a couple of times a year when things got pretty bad. There were times when it didn’t fully treat the infection. With current pricing I just can’t afford it. Don’t understand why the price skyrocketed. Maybe because people liked it. I have also been on other antibiotics- but they tend to knock out good bacteria. I’m looking into buying from Canada.

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FYI it is available under a different name in Mexico—much less expensive.

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