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Rifaximin vs. Vancomycin for Diarrhea

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Rifaximin

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Other Names: Xifaxan

Vancomycin

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/ 11,288 posts
Other Names: Vancocin
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 2,666 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 11,288 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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had worked. The \"rifaximin\" chaser worked and I am so...
...two week course of rifaximin after taking a two ...had worked. The \"rifaximin\" chaser worked and I am so grateful: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/744157 I took the rifaximin for a sp...
didn't cause any side effects, whatsoever, including...
...take rifaximin. My personal experience ...( gastroenterologist) found that rifaximin didn't cause any side effects, whatsoever, including any increase ...redness. I also take vancomycin ...
3 x a day. I do feel like I'm getting better, only...
...Dr. has me on so much meds. I'm taking the prilosec 1x a day. The Flagyl, Rifaximin, and Vancomycin 3 x a day. I do feel like I'm getting better, only had D 3 x yesterday, but it's...
which didn't work. Switched to Vancomycin which helped a...
...when the doctor doesn't want to \"overuse\" Vancomycin? I am an 81 year old man with no significant secondary health problems except hypertension. I ...work. Switched to Vancomycin...
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:...
MDs have prescribed Rifaximin thinking about SIBO. Those...
...many cases where MDs have prescribed Rifaximin thinking about SIBO. Those patients ...than before. They also use oral Vancomycin which is stronger than Rifaximin. The damage to the flora...
you do! I took Rifaximin before when they did the...
...Rifaximin ...the vancomycin like rifaximin ...am constipated, takes forever and lots of help for me to get bowel movements (greens supplements and probiotics dont do it alone! I often have to...
have you been taking rifaximin and vancomycin? Have you...
...you a million questions. Like... how long have you been taking rifaximin and vancomycin? Have you tried metronizadole? Do you recommend a...
have SIBO and took Rifaximin. It had zero effect. At least...
I have SIBO and took Rifaximin. It had zero effect. At least Vancomycin worked for 10 days, as long as I was taking it. At the...
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