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Rifaximin (Xifaxan) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of traveler's diarrhea, non-constipating IBS, and hepatic encephalopathy. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety, dosing information, and warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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