Xifaxan Approval History
FDA Approved: Yes (First approved May 25, 2004)
Brand name: Xifaxan
Generic name: rifaximin
Dosage form: Tablets
Company: Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Traveler's Diarrhea, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Xifaxan (rifaximin) is a nonsystemic antibiotic indicated for the treatment of patients with traveler's diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli, to reduce the risk of recurrence of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with advanced liver disease, and for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Xifaxan
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