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FDA Approves New Use of Xifaxan for Patients with Liver Disease

Posted 29 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Xifaxan for reduction in the risk of the recurrence of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in patients with advanced liver disease. This is a new use for Xifaxan (rifaximin), a drug that has been approved for the treatment of traveler's diarrhea. Hepatic encephalopathy is a ...

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