Xifaxan 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.
Common and Rare Side Effects
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:
Black, tarry stools
dizziness or lightheadedness
shortness of breath
Blood in the urine
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
ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
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:
difficulty with moving
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
frequent urge to defecate
lower back or side pain
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in the joints
straining while passing stool
swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
feeling of warmth
loss of appetite
loss of taste
painful or difficult urination
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
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.