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Diarrhea , also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements per day. It is a co...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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when I took a round of Xifaxan for suspected SIBO....
" ...to worry about at this point. I also had this symptom while on Vancomycin and then again recently when I took a round of Xifaxan for suspected SIBO. If it continues after you're off... "

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the Xifaxan failed because the bugs arent just E.Coli or if...
" ...been told to take vancomycin and im going to ...is actually going to occur. Vancomycin is used where other antibiotics ...Its possible that the Xifaxan failed because the bugs arent just E.Co... "

believe this drug actually helped rid the disease for good...
" ...30 days of vancomycin followed by 2 ...time i ever took xifaxan) and i believe this drug actually helped rid the disea... "

Finally, my doctor prescribed Xifaxan which worked...
" ...finished the prescription. Switched to Vancomycin with the same ...relapsed each time that I finished a prescription. Finally, my doctor prescribed Xifaxan which worked. All in... "

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back in 2009. I treated with Xifaxan (which is one of the...
" ...in 2009. I treated with Xifaxan (which is one of ...they use as a \"chaser\" to vancomycin for c diff) and I got better - not resolved, but much better than before the Xifaxan. The problem was... "

or Xifaxan for over 6 months before the problem started, I...
" ...fine. If I haven't been on Vancomycin or Xifaxan for over 6 months before the problem started, I don't know ...the \"The Marshall Protocol\" I can't find anything about sarcoid on their foru... "

on Xifaxan for 1 1/2 years (800mg 2x a day) and it helped...
" I was on Xifaxan for 1 1/2 years (800mg ...the number of BMs, cramping, etc. I was put on Clindamycin for a tooth infection which gave me c-diff ...go off of it (went on Vancomycin for that) N... "

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Vancomycin from what I understand is more effective and...
" Xifaxan can lose its effectiveness over ...if it is suppressing and not killing a pathogen. Vancomycin from what I understand is more effective and you could ask about that. Let us... "

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for that. I think Xifaxan only works in the intestines....
" ...stomach also. I dunno if Xifaxan would work well for that. I think Xifaxan only works in the intestines. You ...C. Difficile (so metronidazole, vancomycin, or fidaxomicin). Anyway, obviousl... "

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kept on having to take vancomycin and vanco with a Xifaxan...
" ...couple of posters who took Dificid a second time. Hopefully, ...kept on having to take vancomycin and vanco with a Xifaxan chaser and still relapsed, sometimes... "

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