Where can I buy Rifaximin online from other countries w/out Rx?drugs
Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:22 PM
I can't get my doctor to prescribe Rifaximin (anti-antibiotic mentality) and can't afford to go doctor hopping to get an Rx. Is there a source you can get Rifaximin online without a prescription from some other country, OR can you get veterinary Rifaximin in this country without a vet's Rx? Thanks.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:08 PM
Not sure if they use it for animals or not.
Unfortunately any place you can buy it without a prescription there is a high chance what you get will not have that drug in it, assuming they don't stop it at customs and you get it at all. Once you get into the illegal market it is hard to trust anyone in the process is following all the other regulation like putting the medication that is on the label in the pill at the dose it says. If you are lucky you get the right stuff that is just a little too old to be sold legally and it really hasn't gone bad/off, yet.
I'm sure pretty much any overseas pharmacy will sell something they call rifaximin, haven't seen a good resource for knowing which are legit of the no prescription needed variety.
Is there no way to get it through proper channels? Have you had the breath test to show it would be an appropriate treatment for you?
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:11 PM
Thank you for the advice. I don't know about a breath test. For what condition? I am looking for a treatment for IBS with diarrhea and have heard that this plus using konjac glucomannan (as bulk) are also a treatment for diverticulosis.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:12 PM
Forgot to say that yes, they do use it in veterinary medicine.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:33 AM
Antibiotics are a treatment for SIBO, not plain IBS that has no SIBO with it. SIBO has been found in some IBSers. Not all IBSers have SIBO.
Throwing antibiotics at IBS blind without testing for SIBO means that you may be taking something you don't need, and if you are getting it black market, something that may not even be what you think it is, with a fairly low probability of it working, and for most of the people here that couldn't get breath testing it really doesn't work for a lot of them as they don't have the additional problem (SIBO - small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) that it specifically treats. It does not treat IBS symptoms that are just from IBS.
These antibiotics don't work for all people with SIBO, and often don't work for long even if you have SIBO as the SIBO comes back for most people. Is there some reason you cannot go to the doctor? A fair number of doctors will through this at IBS blind even without testing, so if your current doctor won't do it you may find one that will. If you get the prescription you may be able to try to get it cheaper from an overseas pharmacy that is an actual legitimate pharmacy (although it still may be stopped at customs since you can get it in the USA).
Be careful even with legitimate overseas online pharmacies. For some reason at least one of the good ones seems to get hacked repeatedly and more than one person has had credit card info stolen. I assume the illegal ones that dispense with no prescriptions are even less likely to be careful with your personal information.
From what I found it is used off-label for veternary uses and I can't tell if you can get it from a vet pharmacy (especially without prescription) or if that is one of the meds you still have to get at the human pharmacy.
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:07 AM
So is there a "breath test" for IBS and/or SIBO, or what does this refer to, and what symptoms does one have to manifest or report in order to get a doctor to do the test? Yes, I could probably find a doctor...if I had the money to hop from one to another and pay for it myself, since I am on Medicare. I lived overseas for quite a number of years and am very able to tell when I have a lot of bacterial action going on in my gut, and I have never been more sure that this is the case. I have always felt better when I had some reason to be prescribed antibiotics, and that isn't my imagination, it is a marked improvement in my gut functions.
All help is appreciated.
I have found overseas sources of drugs in the same family.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:07 AM
Posted 03 June 2016 - 08:44 PM
I have a prescription for Xifaxan but can't afford it. Would be glad to substiture Rifaximin and appreciate fellow members' advice.