Posts Tagged 'xifaxan'

Study Urges Caution in Patients Taking Rifaximin with Statins

Patients taking Rifaximin to combat gastrointestinal distresses like traveler’s diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatic encephalopathy should be pleased to know that a study published by the American Gastroenterological Association has found the drug to be “largely safe and well-tolerated.” However, the same study urges caution for those patients taking the drug with statins. Statins are used to treat high cholesterol and include commonly prescribed medications such as Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor.

Rifaximin, more commonly known as Xifaxan, is generally known ...

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IBS-D Drug Could Kill Those Without Gallbladder

viberzi may cause fatal pancreatitis in patients with no gallbladderMay 27, 2015 was a busy day at the FDA and a good day for two competing pharmaceutical companies. Allergan’s Viberzi, as well as Valeant’s Xifaxan medications were both approved by the agency to treat IBS-D, or irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.

Patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome must contend with frequent agonizing bouts of lower stomach distress. The pain can be intense and is amplified by the ...

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