Rifaximin Coupon - Rifaximin 550mg tablet


Rifaximin (Xifaxan) is an expensive drug used to treat traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder that can occur due to severe liver disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Xifaxan. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Compare rifamycins.
Rifaximin Coupon - Rifaximin 550mg tablet

Rifaximin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

dizziness or lightheadedness

muscle spasm

rapid breathing

shortness of breath

trouble sleeping

Less common

Blood in the urine

bloody nose

chest pain

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears


feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

increased heart rate

sensation of spinning

sunken eyes

ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

Cracks in the skin

hives or welts, itching skin, or rash

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loss of heat from the body

red, swollen skin

redness of the skin

scaly skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


difficulty with moving

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines


frequent urge to defecate

full feeling


lower back or side pain

muscle pain or stiffness

pain in the joints

passing gas

stomach pain

straining while passing stool

swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs

Less common

Abnormal dreams

blurred vision




decreased urination

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

dry lips

dry mouth

ear pain

feeling of warmth

hearing loss


loss of appetite

loss of taste


painful or difficult urination

pale skin

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

sore throat


swollen glands



wrinkled skin

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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