Rifaximin (Brand name: Xifaxan) is an expensive medication prescribed for the treatment of traveler's diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause diarrhea.
As with all antibiotics, it is particularly important that you take Rifaximin exactly as prescribed even if you start feeling better. This drug can also help prevent recurrence of some liver problems. Try to take rifaximin around the same time daily. It can be taken with or without food. Rifaximin is currently unavailable in the U.S. as a generic alternative to Xifaxan, which is not covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare. Therefore, people usually must pay out-of-pocket. Rifaximin can be purchased at a lower cost from pharmacies in Canada and other countries. People can easily save money on rifaximin 550 mg by comparing rifaximin prices at Canadian and international online pharmacies. Xifaxan sold in the U.S. is manufactured in Canada.
The total price includes shipping fees which typically cover an entire order, making it more economical to purchase multiple medications in the same order.
U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted - although it is technically not legal for individuals to import most prescription drugs. The U.S FDA regulates the safety and efficacy of medications sold in U.S. pharmacies. Medications dispensed from outside the U.S. are regulated for safety and efficacy by pharmaceutical/pharmacy regulatory authorities in other countries. Read how regulations may differ by country.