I used both before and never noticed any benefit from Xifaxan. Flagyl on the other hand... That was terrible for me and flared me terribly.Hello.
My gastro doc tested me for SIBO and prescribed Xifaxan (Rifaximin) with 2 refills. My insurance will have to investigate whether to cover it, and if they do my copay for one round will be $560. I really can't afford it but am willing to try it one time, but would be unable to continue. I have asked if she would be willing to try Flagyl (metronidazole) instead and am waiting to hear back from her.
I've read encouraging stories about Xifaxan for both SIBO and ME/CFS. This woman's story was nearly identical to mine: Health Rising: Esther's Xifaxan Story
UPDATE: My dr is sending a prescription to use at a Canadian pharmacy for a fraction of the cost.