I have been diagnosed with SIBO. Can it get cured by Rifaximin?

Q. Can SIBO be cured using Rifaximin?

Answered by
Dr. Kunal Das
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 18, 2022

Hello doctor,

I was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) after having hydrogen breath tests. So I found out that it can be cured using an antibiotic called Rifaximin. Can I get an online prescription for the medication?



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If I understood your query correctly, you have been diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) on the basis of hydrogen breath tests by your physician. And you want an online prescription for the same. First of all, I need to know your symptoms; then, I need to see your laboratory test reports. Also, I need to know whether you have been diagnosed with SIBO by a GI (gastrointestinal) physician or yourself. I hope you understand there may be many differential diagnoses. And also the implications and side effects of taking Rifamixin in the long term. Please write your detailed symptoms and also your laboratory reports. I hope I have made myself clear to you. If you need any clarification, please let me know.

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