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small round white pill with a sx (xs) and line on 1 side blank of other side

real tiny pill with xs(sx) printed on 1 side with a line, back side is black, was told it was clenbuterol but have doubts ## This tablet contains 200mgs of Rifaximin, an antibiotic. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and sun sensitivity. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## trying to identify small round yellow pill with xs or sx on it...pill is scored other side blank ## Its a steroid for weight loss, clenbuterol ## Need to identify small purple pill matching the description with SX imprinted with a line threw the middle. Blank on other side.

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Rifagut Drug Information

Active Ingredient is Rifaximin, prescribed for the Stomach/GastroIntestinal Tract (acidity, IBS [Irritable Bowel Syndrome], etc). ## Rifaximin is actually an antibiotic that is used to treat gastro-instestinal infections. Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, vomiting and skin rash. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## can rifagut cure frequent bowels? i have been having frequent bowels four to five times in the morning every day. they are not loose. ## Girija, since it is an antibiotic, as I stated in my other post, it is doubtful that it will help with that, because it is only going to help with conditions that are caused by some type of infection. What you really need to do is discover what's causing your problem. Have you changed your eating habits, recentl...

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Expensive Xifaxan 550 mg

Does anyone know where I could get prescribed samples of this medicine? My dr. had enough for me to last 4 days and I'm supposed to take 3 pills a day for 14 days. I need 30 more pills. I live in Dallas, Texas. Please help. The cost for me to get this med is 400.00 with my insurance which is out of reach for me. ## Hi Bella, You could try asking your doctor for samples. Sometimes doctors carry sample packets of the medications they most often prescribe when they're given them directly from the manufacturer's drug representative to offer to prospective patients. Also, if your doctor prescribed a 14 day course of treatment, I don't see why they would only write you a prescription for 4 days? I think there definitely needs to be an open line of communication between you and...

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Rifagut 400MG

how to take rifagut 400 tablets ? is it before food ar after food. ## Rifagut contains the active ingredient Rifaximin. The dosing and administration guidelines for this medication note the following: Rifaximin comes as a tablet to take by mouth "with OR without food." To help you remember to take Rifaximin, take it around the same times every day. More dosing details can be viewed in the link below: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000271 I hope this helps! ## WORK HARD, BE OBEDIENT, BE SINCERE, BE PUNCTUAL, BE HONEST, BE SELECTIVE BE A WELL WISHER, BE KNOLEDGEABLE EARN THE LIFE....... ## Who many days refagut 200mg twice a day for curing IBS AND ENTRAPPED GAS can be taken? I took the drug not regularly ## I have gastric problem.the gas comes upword.there is no pain in stomach...

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Refagut 400 Tablets

Refaximin Ph Eur 400mg ## Rifaximin is used in the treatment of various acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders. It is also licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat traveler's diarrhea caused by E. coli. Click on the links below to learn more about this drug: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I have completed the course of refagut 400 mg for 15 days. what are side effect by using this drug? ## I'm suffering from ibs for the last 3 years. I consulted a gastrologist who suggested me refagut 400, eldicet, sompraz40, fabolite powder. I took the medicine and am ok but after I fulfilled the course, the problem repeated after some time. ## I have been noticing mucus in my stool for 6 years. My doctor suggested I take rifagut-400 for 2 months, but aft...

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Rifaximin 550 versus Xifaxan 550

In the US I am prescribed Xifaxan 550mg made by Salix Pharmaceuticals twice daily to prevent hepatic encephalitis (very dangerous disorder caused by liver disease). The problem is this drug costs $1,800 USD per month, which I cannot afford. However, through reputable Canadian pharmacies carry Rifaximin 550 mg made by Lupin Limited of Idia for only $130 USD per month. My best research seems to indicate that these are the exact same drug but that Lupin licensed the US sales and marketing rights to Salix, thus the dramatic price differential. Can anyone confirm that Rifaximin 550 is the EXACT same drug as Xifaxan 550? My life depends upon finding an affordable and safe substitute. Thank you for any assistance regarding this matter. ## Hello, Mark! How are you? Yes, they are the same, Xifax...

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What form of rifaximin is rifagut?

I have just read that rifaximin has two forms ie an alpha form which is anti-microbial and a beta form which is not anti-microbial and that some forms found outside the USA such as India are a combination of the two which would be less effective. I have been buying the rifagut brand by Sun Pharma without realizing this and would like to know please which form of rifaximin this is and which brands are the alpha, beta or combination forms?


Rifaximina 200mg This medication was given to me by a doctor in mexico city, I went to him for swelling of my feet. The other medication he gave me is Elatec, underneath that name on the box it says Micronizado, Diosmina/Hesperidina. What can you tell me about these drugs. ## In my home country my doctor gave me Detralex which contains diosmina + hesperidina. I had problmes with me swollen feet and my veins. The problem is that I moved to the USA and I can not find a related drug. Would you be so kind and help me? Thank you! ## To the original poster, Rifaximin (or Rifiaximina) is an antibiotic that treats traveler's diarrhea caused by a bacteria called Escherichia coli. It is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, which is a condition that occurs when your liver does not work...

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an antibiotic that treats bacterial overgrowth in intestine. Dose is 600 mg/day for 10 days. ## Rifaximin is a semisynthetic antibiotic that's most commonly used to treat traveler's diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy. Learn more Rifaximin details here. It's main problem is that it has poor oral bioavailability, so little of it is absorbed if it's swallowed. Are there any questions or comments?

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rifagut 200 MG

i have been given rifagut tab 200 mg twice a day as i am suffering from stomach problem.i hae been given providac for healthy bacetria.m x-ray and ct scan reports are normal.i have gas in lower abdomen and sometimes feel acidity.please help ## Rifagut contains the active ingredient Rifaximin which is an antibiotic and the only way it will help is if you were infected with the H. Pylori bacteria that can cause ulcers. Learn more Rifaximin details here. Did they say you had it? Have you tried any antacids to see if they help? Learn more Antacid details here.

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Rifagut Side Effects

After taking rifagut huge blood is coming from my stool... ## Are you still having this problem? Rifagut contains the active ingredient Rifaximin, which is a type of antibiotic. Learn more Rifagut details here. Have you talked to your doctor? Getting medical advice is always the safest thing to do, when you experience any type of unexplained bleeding. ## I had rifagut550 now i have a stomach pain i feel very heavy and bowel is not empty what is the reason

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Rifagut tablets

What are the specific side-effects? ## A related discussion thread states that Rifagut contains the active ingredient Rifaximin. It is an antibiotic that is used to treat gastro-instestinal infections, with symptoms ranging from acidity, IBS [Irritable Bowel Syndrome], etc. Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, vomiting and skin rash. Source: /Discuss/Rifagut-211590.htm ## do the side effects namely nausea, vomiting and drousiness disappear on completing the course? ## They should gradually go away after the course of the medication, but it also depends on your medical history and whether or not you are taking any other medications. Ultimately I would double check with your prescribing physician since they can more accurately ascertain your conditions and why it was prescribed. ...

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I am suffering from Irritating Bowel Syndrome, So that I cannot take any type off spicy Foods,Specially Chilly powder,Hot spicy Food with oil,and some fruits like Mango ,Grape,and sweets like Ice creams or anything made out off Thick milk cream,All these food has effect on my digestive system like unformed stool or frequency going toilet next day with mild pain stomach So I would like to know Rifaximine Tablet has remedy for this. ## Rifaximin tablets will not help you. There is no "effective" medicine for it. IBS can only be cured by diet regulation. Also, consult a doctor. There are many a things that would have IBS symptoms, but would not be IBS ## GM is correct, Rifaximin is an antibiotic and it will not cure IBS, as was also stated there is no cure for IBS. However, there a...

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would like to know what this medication is used for and side effects, and interactions with other medications. ## REQUEST ALL INFORMATION ON WHAT THIS DRUG IS USED TO TREAT ## This is a semi-synthetic antibiotic. It is most commonly used for treatment of diarrhea caused by the E-Coli bacteria. But it has also been shown to be effective in relieving the flatulence and bloating associated with common intestinal disorders. Here's more info: Rifaxim Info Click Here ## in kochs spine surgery if r-cin 300 also does not suit the patient what would be the alternate medicine pyzina 1000, combutol 800, L-CIN 750, SOLONEX 300, tolerated pain continued fluid discharge contd. from the surgery spot ## I have about 60, 550 MG Xifaxan tablets I will not be using, if interested, please contact me. J...

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