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Rifaximin vs. Vancomycin for Diarrhea

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Rifaximin

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/ 2,883 posts
Other Names: Xifaxan

Vancomycin

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/ 12,575 posts
Other Names: Vancocin
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 2,883 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 12,575 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rifaximin is a semisynthetic, rifamycin-based non-systemic antibiotic, meaning that very little of the drug will pass the gastrointestinal wall into the circulation as is common for other types of orally administered antibiotics. It is used in the treatm... Read more on Wikipedia
Vancomycin International Nonproprietary Name is a glycopeptide antibiotic used in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria. It has traditionally been reserved as a drug of last resort|drug of "last resort", used only ... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Rifaximin vs. Vancomycin

59 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Switched to Vancomycin which helped a lot, but I relapsed...
...work. Switched to Vancomycin which helped a lot, but I relapsed ...prescription. Recently the doctor had me stop vancomycin because he ...and the doctor prescribed Xifaxam (rifaximin). He...
saying rifaximin is actually effective ag my bacteria......
...is still susceptible to rifaximin, thus you won't get ...now -think- its saying rifaximin is actually effective ag my bacteria... In vitro activity of rifaximin, metronidazole and vancomycin ...
and took Rifaximin. It had zero effect. At least Vancomycin...
...have SIBO and took Rifaximin. It had zero effect. At least Vancomycin worked for 10 days, ...worked for me was diet, starving the bacter...
and nothing had worked. The \"rifaximin\" chaser work...
...I had taken lots of treatment for that problem and nothing had worked. The \"rifaximin\" chaser worked and I am so grateful: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/744157 I took the rifaximin...
didn't cause any side effects, whatsoever, including...
...My personal experience was that rifaximin made me temporarily ...gastroenterologist) found that rifaximin didn't cause any side effects, whatsoever, including any ...I also take vancomycin an...
yet. It is a big step and I fear A) it might not work...
...I am supposed to be trying the combination of rifaximin ...taking vancomycin. It is the last resort and nothing has been decided yet. It is a big step and I fear A) it might not work and...
where they prescribe the Vancomycin along with the...
...2 at the same time would be the same as in c-diff infections where they prescribe the Vancomycin along with the Rifaximin in severe cases. It would be like a double punch to knock out...
I now find a reference to vancomycin being a better bet...
...has done SFA. However, I now find a reference to vancomycin being a better bet than metronidazole for ...for it, or, if not, rifaximin, which Pimentel used in many...
have you been taking the rifaximin and vancomycin? Is it...
...been under their care? How long have you been taking the rifaximin and vancomycin? Is it making a difference? ...wrote, I think this will make accutane a very last resort...
I was prescribed a \"rifaximin chaser\" which consisted...
...rifaximin (for different reasons). I was prescribed a \"rifaximin chaser\" which consisted for 2 weeks of oral vancomycin followed by 2 weeks of rifaximin:...
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