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Xifaxan/Rifaximim

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by shannah, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Is Rifaximin prescription free?

    http://www.alldaychemist.com/content/9-faq

    Q.4 Do I require a prescription to order from your company?
    A prescription is needed for prescription medicines. The same may be sent by e-mail (as a scan) or by fax to our number +1-760-2845903.
     
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    orion Senior Member

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    They just put that stuff on their website to cover themselves. In reality, you can just leave the prescription details blank when you order, and they'll still send you the medicine. In fact, in my experience, none of the pharmacies based in India really seem to care about prescriptions (thank god) unlike the control freakery you get in supposedly "free" western countries.
     
  3. SaraM

    SaraM Senior Member

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    I have been thinking about ordering some from them . Please let us know if it works.
     
  4. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Yes, I agree. It's funny that this is called "freedom" at all. Patients are forced to spend money, just to talk to someone who then decides what is best while at the same time he may have gotten his knowledge 30 years ago at university. There are only little incentives for the patient to interfere with personal healthcare because there is no chance to take responsibility. The lack of freedom to buy what the patient thinks is right for him drives up healthcare cost and this is what we see today.
     
  5. daniariete2000

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    Rifaximin can't work against prevotella since it is an anaerobic one.

    What about antibiotic resistance of rifaximin ?

    Thanks

    Daniele
     
  6. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Yes, prevotella is anaerobic but rifaximin is often prescribed for it. It was for me and I had very good results.

    http://www.drugs.com/monograph/rifaximin.html

    Other bacteria: Has in vitro activity against Acinetobacter, Aeromonas, Bacillus, Bacteroides, Bifidobacterium, Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium difficile, Enterobacter cloacae, Fusobacterium, Helicobacter, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Peptostreptococcus, Prevotella, Proteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella (groups C1 and C2), Shigella (including S. dysenteriae, S. flexneri, S. sonnei), Serratia, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Vibrio, and Yersinia enterocolitica.2 11 Also active in vitro against Cryptosporidium and Giardia.2
     
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    Several recent studies have shown that the risk of developing antibiotic resistance is low in Rifaxamin. This recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found few adverse reactions. NEJM 2011

    There are a number of other studies that have looked at repeated use and found that the risk is low when Rifaxamin used for 10-14 days periods 3-4 times per year.
     
  8. Dufresne

    Dufresne almost there...

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    Hi Sushi,

    I'm trying to find a cheap supplier of generic Rifaximin. I called the "Canadian" Pharmacy you mentioned and was surprised to learn they don't deliver to Canada. Isn't this drug still under patent protection in the states? Yet only an American can order a generic form of it from a pharmacy with headquarters in Washington that claims to be Canadian. If my brain fog wasn't that bad when I got up, it is now.

    Can I ask what price you paid?

    Does anybody else know of a reliable, cheap source? I have a prescription.
     
  9. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Yes, pretty weird! As I remember it was about $37 per hundred plus shipping, but my memory could be wrong. Someone else said they got it from:

    And someone in Australia mentioned getting the generic at a very good price---Heaps? Can't remember.

    Best,
    Sushi
     
  10. beaverfury

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    After taking the Rifaximin what do you do to replace gut flora? Wish they would hurry up with their fecal transplant
    technology. Preferably in an enteric coated pill.

    Im keen to try Rifaximin so i guess i will drink as much kefir, eat as much sauerkraut, and take many probiotic pills afterwards. Wiping out my hard earned gut flora is not something i take lightly, especially in view of some of the research coming out lately.
     
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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  12. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Does anyone know how things are going for people who've tried this drug. Are people (presumably on a maintenance dose) who've improved dramatically staying well or relapsing. Does anyone know if "Esther" has reamined well?
     
  14. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Hi Rockt,

    I am experimenting with an 8 day course (550 mg per day) every other month. Too soon to tell how this will work out as I've just completed the first course (it helped a lot).

    Sushi
     

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