Xifaxan contains rifaximin and is used to treat travellers’ diarrhoea in adults caused by the bacteria E.coli. This condition can be treated with Xifaxan when the diarrhoea is accompanied by fever or blood in the stools. In some cases Xifaxan is also used to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
- Used for treating: travellers’ diarrhoea
- Also used for: people diagnosed with IBS whose main symptom is diarrhoea
- Effect: stops growth of bacteria and brings back normal bowel movement