new antibiotic for traveler's diarrhea called Xifaxan (zuh-FAX-in, rifaximin)

You'll soon see a new antibiotic for traveler's diarrhea called Xifaxan (zuh-FAX-in, rifaximin).

It's a derivative of rifampin. It's for treating traveler's diarrhea caused by noninvasive E. coli...the most common cause.

Xifaxan is NOT absorbed systemically. This means fewer side effects...drug interactions...or resistance.

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