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01/13/2011 05:36 PM

xifaxan

carm
 
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Hi, everyone. Has anyone ever had to take xifaxan, 550 mg twice per day? How are you doing with it? Just wondering, since my husband is on it. I appreciate any input --
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01/13/2011 08:20 PM
mikealpha1
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Hey, Carm, I take that along with my lactulose. Does it do me any good, who knows. I think it does contribute to the gas buildup, but nothing too bad. I just know that if the drs. want to give me something to help avoid or reduce encephalopathy, I'm all for it.

01/14/2011 05:37 AM
jademoon45
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Im on it three times a day two tablets of 200mg each

and it does help with the encephalopathy for me. So

does Zinc the dr put me on that once a day. It also

helps lower the ammonia levels in the brain. And the

every lovely lactulose. I recently had him change

me to the crystals and I take it with grape juice.

two pkgs three to four times daily.

Ann


01/14/2011 07:17 AM
carm
 
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Thanks, Ann - I value your input and sharing it with me. Hope you are having a good day, too!!

01/14/2011 09:16 AM
mpmom
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xifaxan is a antibiotic that works in the intestines. It it usually given along with lactulose to help lower ammonia and other toxins.

It works well for most but is expensive


01/14/2011 10:13 AM
amdavis1126
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My husband is supposed to take 2 200 mm tablets per day. He is a much more pleasant person to live with when he stays on his meds. The encepalopathy is the most trying affect of the cirrhosis that I, as the caretaker, have to deal with, in my opinion. The actual patient will probably say its the lactulose effects!

01/14/2011 10:45 AM
jademoon45
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lol I think Sharon would agree with you.

There are days that she is so frustrated

she says that does it im taking this anymore.

But she doesnt make it out the door.

Thats usually when we have had a big fight.

Which is usually brought on by the HE. lol

can we say viscious cycle

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