If I was given a prescription for Xifaxin without even asking for it, I would do a happy dance.
Xifaxin has *outstanding* pre-clinical studies for UC. It is a *TRAVESTY* this drug is not further researched for UC.
There are at least 2 people on here that have used Xifaxin successfully. It will NOT cure your colitis, you will flare again. But it is apparently outstanding at getting a flare under control. And all you have to do is pop a little pill. Amazing. I just hope the folks behind it (it is a VERY expensive drug) put some of their profits to good use in getting formal approval for Xifaxin for UC.
Left-sided UC, Jun 2005. Flex-sig only... clear for first 20cms, then inflamed through next 30cms.
Pharmaceutical: Pentasa 3G/day, hydrocort 1x every 7 days
Probiotics: Acidophilus Pearls, Primadophilus Bifidus
Naturals: Caprylic Acid, Methylated B-12, Vit ACDE, Zinc (w/copper), Selenium, Turmeric, Bromelain, Luteolin
Killer Foods: Soda, Fried Food (especially french fries!), Beer, Red Wine, Pepperoncinis