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Can I take rifaximin to treat my ibs if I have a constipation?

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kaismama 20 Oct 2013

Its an antibiotic and won't help IBS. If you're constipated you need a laxative, not an antibiotic.

CBBURL23 20 days ago

Irritable bowel syndrome is caused by bacterial overgrowth, which can cause constipation and diarrhea, which is treated with an antibiotic, Rifaximin.

CBBURL23 20 days ago

Also, one of the common side effects of Rifaximin is Diarrhea.

Kitty 20 Oct 2013

Be sure you have enough fiber.

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