Active Ingredient(s):Rifaximin FDA Approved: * May 25, 2004 Pharm Company: *SALIX PHARMS Category:Antibiotics
Rifaximin, sold under the brand name Xifaxan (USA) and Zaxine (Canada) among others, is an antibiotic medication used to treat travelers' diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatic encephalopathy. It has poor absorption when taken by mouth.
It is based on rifamycin. Rifaximin was approved for medical use in the United States in May 2004.
1 Medical uses
1.1 Irritable bowel syndrome
1.2 C. difficile infection
1.3 Hepatic ...
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