Xifaxan is an expensive medication if purchased direct from a USA supplier due to:
The lack of generic alternatives/competition made in the USA.
The expensive costs of researching, developing and marketing brand products in the USA
The health care system which prevents these medications from being lowered
However, by buying from a site such as ours, you can save between 50 and 60% on typical prices - making this medication considerably more affordable.
Rifaximin and its generic Rifaximin versions are an antibiotic used to treat traveler's diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome in adults aged 18 and over. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is mainly used to help treat traveller´s diarrhoea when the diarrhoea is not accompanied by fever or blood in the stools, or 8 or more unformed (soft or liquid) stools in the previous 24 hours.
Xifaxan treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How does Xifaxan work?
Xifaxan is an antibiotic which works within the gastrointestinal system. It is not absorbed into the body, which means it is not suitable to treat other types of infection.
You may be advised by your doctor to take a supply with you when you travel, 'just in case' you develop diarrhoea.
You will be prescribed a brand called Xifaxanta® or one of the many generic versions.
Xifaxan tablets are not suitable if you also have a high temperature (fever) or if there is blood in the diarrhoea - you should get medical assistance as soon as possible in these cases.