Drug interactions are reported only by a few people who take Xifaxan and Alcohol together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xifaxan and Alcohol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xifaxan has active ingredients of rifaximin. It is often used in hepatic encephalopathy. (latest outcomes from Xifaxan 1,950 users)
Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in alcoholism. (latest outcomes from Alcohol 6,386 users)
On Sep, 19, 2016
5 people who take Xifaxan, Alcohol are studied.
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Hi 🙂 Back on 6/22/16 I was given Xifaxan to take for 2 weeks for a possible IBS condition while awaiting my colonoscopy and GI scope. After the 5th day I started feeling weak, so I called my Gastro Dr who never returned my call. Morning of the 7th day I could barely move my legs and was horrified. I called my PCP who got me right in. He told me to discontinue the Xifaxan and stated that it basically paralyzed my colon and developed into neuropathy. I'm still not better and find it very difficult hiking, biking and using my elliptical like I used to. Can barely get through 10 minutes without my legs feeling like noodles and wanting to calaspe. Is there a cure?
On eHealthMe, Xifaxan (rifaximin) is often used to treat hepatic encephalopathy. Alcohol (alcohol) is often used to treat alcoholism. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.
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